Myong An Sunim

  • Zen Monk, Kwan Um School of Zen.
  • Adviser of the Sattva Project.
  • Myong An Sunim (usually called Sunim) was born to a Chinese family in Malaysia in 1959. He received his education in the UK, culminating with an MBA and worked in finance.
  • Myong An Sunim began his meditation practice in 1992 after meeting his teacher Zen Master Seung Sahn in HK. He was ordained as a monk in 1997 and spent the next 16 years in Korea doing intensive meditation retreats.
  • He received inka, the authorization to teach kong-ans and lead retreats from two Zen masters in 2015. Sunim has over 30,000 hours of meditation experience; teaches mindfulness and Zen in Penang and internationally.
  • His teaching approach combines the wisdom of the ancient teachers with the science of meditation to arrive at ways of practice that are well suited to our contemporary lifestyle.