Zen Master Dae Kwan
Zen Master Dae Kwan (Hyang Um) a Zen nun, studied sutras at the Kwok Kwong Buddhist College in Hong Kong in the 1970’s and ordained at Ajahn Chaa's International Forest Monastery in Thailand in 1981. She practiced in Chiangmai for a decade including two years of intensive solo retreat in Tu Boo Cave. As a Theravada nun she went to Korea in 1992 for the first time and met Zen Master Seung Sahn during a three-month winter kyol che. Thereafter she became his student and returned to Hong Kong to help establish the Hong Kong Zen Center (now Su Bong Zen Monastery). In 1995, she received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn and in April 2001, she received Dharma transmission from him and was named Zen Master Dae Kwan. Zen Master Dae Kwan is the abbot and guiding teacher of Hong Kong Su Bong Zen Monastery. She has translated several of Zen Master Seung Sahn's books into Chinese including "Dropping Ashes on the Buddha", "Only Don't Know" and "The Whole World is a Single Flower"