Master Dae Kwan, a Zen nun, was born in Hong Kong. She was
previously called Hyang Um Sunim, and her Pali name is Suddhamma. In the 1970s
she studied sutras for three years at the Kwok Kwong Buddhist College. In 1981,
she ordained at Ajahn Chaa's International Forest Monastery in Thailand, and
she practiced in Chiangmai for ten years including two years of intensive solo
retreat in Tu Boo Cave. In 1995, she received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn.
In April 2001 she received tranmission at Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen
Center/Mu Sang Sa in Korea. She is now the abbot and guiding teacher of Su Bong
Zen Monastery in Hong Kong. She has translated the following books into
Chinese: "Dropping Ashes on Buddha," "Only Don't Know," and "The Whole World is
a Single Flower"
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