About Us

The sky does not discriminate and the Earth supports all equally, yet the wonders of the Universe are revealed to those with the eye and heart of longing. Those thirsty for knowledge cannot drink deeply of shallow waters. Theoretical pursuits are like a rain puddle while direct experience is like a great ocean. Since the time of Dalma Daesa (Bodhidharma) the knowledge of mountain dwelling sages has been passed down from Master to disciple in an uninterrupted lineage. The mountain hermits are the spring source of the rivers of wisdom that flow freely.


Soshimsa Zen Center is an oasis in this turbulent world. We keep the waters of wisdom pure; we welcome all who thirst; we are Soshimsa Zen Center. 

Our Mission

Our mission is You...Your physiological, psychological and spiritual well-being. Your mind, body and spirit connection and achieving the optimal state of balance between them. To this end we offer a wide variety of programs from meditation classes,  Zen Buddhism, philosophy,  full spectrum self-defense curriculum (Ho Shin Sool), stress-reduction, healing arts, outdoor adventure programs, as well as educational outreach. All of our teachers are experts in their respective arts. Our curriculum skillfully merges the time-tested ancient techniques and philosophies with the modern way of thinking and living. With deep respect for tradition and passion for the avant-garde we make the esoteric easily accessible to a wide variety of audiences. Welcome to Soshimsa Zen Center.



Myong-Ahn Sunim

Myong-Ahn Sunim carries out his Zen monastic vows within the context of the urban and city life. He leads a life of service where his central focus is assisting people in achieving their own personal peace and freedom from suffering.

Myong-Ahn Sunim is a Master of Taekwondo, Tong-Gong Healing Arts and Chon-Do Reiki System of Natural Healing.   He speaks widely on the topics of meditation, stress, spirituality and the pursuit of happiness and skillfully merges the time-tested ancient meditation techniques and Zen philosophy with the modern way of thinking, making the esoteric easily accessible to the public.   

Duhk-Song Sunim

Duhk-Song Sunim is a Zen monk and a seasoned meditation teacher with a wealth of experience. He’s been practicing since 1981 and favors a practical style of teaching with emphasis on experience over academic and theoretical knowledge.


Contact Us

Soshimsa Zen Center

1112 North Ave. Plainfield, New Jersey 07062

Tel: 908 377-9803

Email: info@soshimsa.org


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