Zen Master Wu Bong (Jacob Perl) dies at 62

Sweeping Zen reports that Zen Master Wu Bong (Jacob Perl), the head teacher of the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe, died of a heart attack in Paris on Wednesday. He was 62.

Wu Bong was Seung Sahn’s first American student, receving inka from him in 1984 and dharma transmission in 1993. Previously, he also practiced with Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Tarthang Tulku. Wu Bong had been teaching in Europe since 1984. Sweeping Zen has more.