Root 70 Concerts in Berlin

After an incredibly inspiring concert with the Portuguese artist Lula Pena last week, Hayden is turning to Jazz standards with Root 70.  You can join the concerts at A trane in Berlin on Friday, 5th (18:00) and Saturday (21:00) 6th December, and if you sustain our campaign, you could get free entrance. So, just to give you an idea, a little video of this stunning group:


Lula Pena and Hayden Chisholm


Hayden Chisholm, our musician, with the fantastic Portuguese Fado singer and guitarist Lula Pena. Namoro / Troca de Olhares from a recording in Köln three years ago.

Could this kind of music be possibly part of the soundtrack for our movie?

Don’t know

By the way: both are playing this Saturday, 29th November from 21:00, in the Roter Salon of Volksbuehne in Berlin, while presenting a documentary about German Folk music, Sound of Heimat, a 2013 movie with Hayden as the traveling and exploring protagonist through Germany’s variegate musical scenes. And again by the way: contribute  to our project with 250 € (or more) and two of you will be our special guests on Saturday during the evening with Lula and Hayden.

Information about the concert Saturday

Information about the movie Sound of Heimat


Zen Master Ji Kwang about Zen Master Wu Bong

Ji Kwang SSN (Zen Master Roland Wöhrle-Chon) was born in 1960 in Germany.  He studied Philosophy and Psychology in Bonn, Berlin and Madurai, India, where he had his first contact with yoga and meditation. Together with his wife, Muchak JDPSN, he established the Zen Center in Berlin and the Kwan Um School of Zen of Germany in 1990.  He received inka in February 2000 and Dharma Transmission in April 2012 from Zen Master Wu Bong.  Ji Kwang SSN has a Ph.D. in Psychology.  After living in Korea for seven years, he now works as a social scientist in Berlin and is the guiding teacher of Kwan Um Zen groups in Germany, Israel, Belgium and Great Britain.  He is married and has two children.

Arne Schaefer JDPSN on Zen Master Wu Bong

Sharp and clear: Wu Bong SSN as my teacher, father and friend

Arne Schaefer JDPSN began practicing in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition — Diamond Way — in 1990.  His first Zen retreat, a Yong Maeng Jong Jin, was with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1992 and he has been practicing with the Kwan Um School of Zen since then. Since 1992 he attended many Zen retreats in Europe, USA and in Korea. In 1996/1997 he built the Berlin Zen Center and was active as chairman in the board of directors of Kwan Um School of Zen Germany for over 15 years. He received Inka in April 2010 from Zen Master Wu Bong and is the Guiding Teacher of the Dresden Zen Center and the Zen groups in Hamburg and Bad Bramstedt.


A testimony on Zen Master Wu Bong by Muchak JDPSN

Muchak JDPSN (Dharma Master Namhee Chon) was born in 1960 in South Korea. She holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Sinology from the Free University of Berlin. Before she met the teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1989 in Warsaw, she learned Yoga and meditation in India. Together with her husband she established the Zen Center in Berlin in 1990 and later the Kwan Um School of Zen of Germany. She received Inka in May 2008 from Zen Master Wu Bong and is the Abbess of the Kwan Um School of Zen, Germany. Muchak JDPSN now works as a lecturer at the Free University of Berlin, and lives with her family near Berlin.