Dae Kwang

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Dae Kwang
Dae Kwang
Dae Kwang
Religion Zen
School Kwan Um School of Zen
Dharma names Great Light
Nationality American
Born (1944-03-03) March 3, 1944 (age 73)
Senior posting
Based in Providence Zen Center
Title Soen Sa Nim
Predecessor Dae Soen Sa Nim

Dae Kwang is a Soen Sa Nim and is the current guiding teacher of the Providence Zen Center. He was ordained as a monk in 1987 and received Dharma transmission from Seung Sahn in 1996. He also serves as head abbot of the entire lineage, ranking just below Soeng Hyang (who is guiding teacher).[1][2]

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  1. ^ Prebish, Charles S (1999). Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America. University of California Press. p. 34. ISBN 0-520-21697-0. 
  2. ^ "Teachers of the Kwan Um School of Zen". Retrieved 2008-01-03.