Rev. Myogak Foster, M.A., Psy.D. (candidate)






Watch, you get washed at every turn these days.

Myo Gak Kun Sunim is the founder and president of the Prajna Institute for Buddhist Studies.

Kun Sunim is an ordained Bodhisattva Priest and transmitted teacher in the Korean Zen lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn. He began studying and practicing Buddhism in the late 1980’s at the Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland Oregon.

A former fully ordained Bhikshu in the Tibetan Drikung Kagyu school, and priest in the Japanese esoteric Tendai lineage, Kun Sunim has received extensive teachings on sutra and tantra and has been fortunate enough to be able to practice these teachings both in everyday life, and during retreat.

In 2008, Myo Gak Kun Sunim received authorization as a Dharma Holder in the Korean Zen lineage of Zen Master Seung Sahn, and in 2011 he received the “final seal” of Inga from Zen Master Won Ji Do Chong, becoming the 81st Ancestor in this lineage of Zen.

Myo Gak Kun Sunim holds an MA in Psychology, and is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology.


NOTE: Now Foster and I had a little run in in 2009 when he had some growing up to do so it seems. The history of the school needs to be examined and I will leave you with this: “

Myogak Foster Fact Checking

Postby jisahn108 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:21 am

Here’s a podcast interview from Sweeping Zen, where Foster talks about his new online Buddhist “university”, with it 2.5 faculty, and $10,020 price tag (while the fine print says everyone gets a “scholarship” making the actual cost “only” $1800. Wow. What a deal.) … e6b86ba738

Listening to this and knowing the little I do about this guy, I find the whole thing extremely questionable. I like how he starts by saying “I’m really not very interesting” – which by his tone you know he doesn’t believe whatsoever – then he immediately starts with “I’ve practiced Buddhism for 26 years”, listing all of his ordinations and various traditions and teachers, and goes on at length about all his insights into Buddhism granted from his vast experience in every style of Dharma.

This, from a guy whose only actually confirmed teacher, that he claims to be a Zen Master in the lineage of, he studied with for it appears no more than a few years, whose own record is highly suspect, and with whom he seems to have broken on terms so poor all mention of his name has been very recently excised (save for Foster’s listing of his lineage back to Buddha, where he includes himself as the most recent addition) and all official connections severed. Pee ew.” Poste from:The Dharma Wheel


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