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Who is Zen Master Seung Sahn?

Zen Master Seung Sahn, one of the most beloved and innovative teachers in the world today, was the founding teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen. Zen Master Seung Sahn was the 78th Patriarch in his line of transmission in the Chogye order of Korean Buddhism. ~In 1972 he came to the United States and started the Providence Zen Center, the first center in what is now the Kwan Um School. He and his students founded over a hundred temples, centers, and groups around the world. His books include Ten Gates, The Compass of Zen, Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, Only Don't Know and The Whole World is a Single Flower—365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life. Zen Master Seung died in Korea on November 30, 2004.