Kyol Che is a time to investigate your life closely. This experience can bring about a clearer, more compassionate direction, and more harmonious relationships within all aspects of life. Conducted in silence, the daily schedule includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in silence in traditional temple style. The retreat leader gives dharma talks and kong-an teaching interviews. Continue Reading →
7-Day YMJJ Retreat with Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Barbara Rhodes) December 6th-12th. Yong Maeng Jong Jin retreats are held in silence. The schedule each day consists of ten hours of Zen practice (bowing, chanting, sitting and walking), work, rest periods and vegetarian meals eaten in traditional temple style. Includes talks and kong an interviews. Continue Reading →
Kido chanting retreats consist primarily of chanting from 9:00am to 3:30pm with a break at noon for an informal lunch. We chant “Kwan Seum Bosal”, the Korean name for the bodhisattva of compassion, while sitting, standing and walking (similar to the special chanting that we do every evening at 6:30pm). These retreats are suitable for beginners as well as experienced students.
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