Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) is the Vice School Zen
Master and Guiding Dharma Teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen, and the guiding
teacher of Zen centers and groups in Connecticut, Florida, Chicago, and
Colorado. She received dharma transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn on
October 10, 1992. She was one of Zen Master Seung Sahn's first American
students and has been studying with him since 1972. She was given inka in 1977.
A registered nurse since 1969, she works for Hospice Care of Rhode Island. She
helped found Providence Zen Center, and lived there for seventeen years,
serving in a number of administrative capacities. She also initiated Providence
Zen Center's ongoing series of Christian-Buddhist gatherings. She has two
daughters and lives in Providence.
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