About Us

The Binghamton Zen Group
Is  now Meeting at the First Congragational Church, 30 Main Street Binghamton Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8PM - Meditation instruction and formal Zen practice led by Michael O’Sullivan, a student of  Dae Soen Sa Nim and now Zen Master Wu Kwang and is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um school of Zen


         The Guiding Teacher of The Binghamton Zen Group is Zen Master Wu Kwang (Richard Shrobe)  Zen Master Wu Kwang, (Richard Shrobe), is one of the first American students to receive transmission from Dae Soen Sa Nim and is also guiding teacher of the Chogye International Zen Center. He is authorized to perform all the formal teaching activities of Zen, including the traditional kong-an practice of private interchange between teacher and student. He has been practicing meditation since 1966 and received formal certification, or "inga," from Dae Soen Sa Nim in 1985. Soen Sa is a practicing psychotherapist with an M.S.W. and B.A degree in music. His teaching emphasizes that "Zen is everyday life and everyday life is Zen." 

© Michael OSullivan 2014