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Biography of Venerable Chong Hae Sunim

Chong Hae Sunim JDPS is the abbot of the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island. He is the guiding teacher of the Zen Group of Pittsburgh and the Northern Light Zen Center in Brunswick Maine. He is also active with the Brown Zen Community at Brown University and the Wheaton College Zen Group, and visits prisons in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. From 1996 to 2000 he was resident director of the Dharma Sound Zen Center in Seattle. Prior to joining the Kwan Um School he trained in the Japanese and Vietnamese Zen traditions. He was ordained a monk in 1996 and received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn on April 7, 2001.


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