Korean Rinzai Zen is unique in that it has retained much of the essence of the original Zen of China: Chinese Chan. Its use of the koan or “Hwadu” is unlike that of Japanese Zen koan practice and is relatively unknown in the West. Below is general information and videos about Korean Rinzai Zen (Ganwha Seon) practice. For more information or to begin a practice, please feel free to attend one of our public services to get more information or to have your questions answered from our Abbot and spiritual director Ven. Haewon.