Bon Yeon

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Bon Yeon
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Religion Buddhism
School Kwan Um School of Zen
Lineage Jogye Order of Korean Seon
Education University of Vermont
Dharma names Bon Yeon
Nationality American
Born United States
Senior posting
Based in Cambridge Zen Center
Title Soen Sa Nim (Zen master)
Religious career
Teacher Seungsahn

Soensanim Bon Yeon is the dharma name and title of Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz. She is the guiding teacher of the Cambridge Zen Center of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received dharma transmission in 2000, and is also a published author and editor of the book The Whole World is a Single Flower by Seungsahn.[1][2]


  • The Wisdom of Solitude: A Zen Retreat in the Woods (2004, HarperCollins)
  • One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat (2007, Wisdom Publications)
  • The Whole World Is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life by Seung Sahn (editor, 1992, Tuttle Publishing)

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  1. ^ Dobisz, Jane (2004). The Wisdom of Solitude: A Zen Retreat in the Woods. HarperCollins. p. 155. ISBN 0-06-008595-9. 
  2. ^ "Teachers of the Kwan Um School of Zen". Retrieved 2008-01-03. 

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