Won Kwang Sa

Zen Community and Temple

Upcoming Events

  • 2018. June 7. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. June 10. (Sunday) 13:00

    We have created the zen weekends so as to ensure an environment where practitioners can get to know Zen and each other in a less formal way. The rules around a Zen retreat are necessarily tighter, those of the Zen weekends are looser. See details below.

    Zen weekend and Zen retreat: same or different?

    All other parts of the schedule are the same as a Zen retreat

  • 2018. June 21. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. July 1. (Sunday) 13:00

    We are going to have a 10-day intensive zen meditation practice between 21 June (Thursday, 17:00) and 01 July (Sunday, 13:00), 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

    Only full-time application is available.

    You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

    Before application, please read Temple Rules.

  • 2018. July 12. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. July 15. (Sunday) 13:00

    We have created the zen weekends so as to ensure an environment where practitioners can get to know Zen and each other in a less formal way. The rules around a Zen retreat are necessarily tighter, those of the Zen weekends are looser. See details below.

    Zen weekend and Zen retreat: same or different?

    All other parts of the schedule are the same as a Zen retreat

  • 2018. July 26. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. July 29. (Sunday) 13:00

    We are going to have a zen meditation practice between 26 April (Thursday, 17:00) and 29 July (Sunday, 13:00), 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

    Only full-time application is available.

    You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

    Before application, please read Temple Rules.

  • 2018. August 16. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. August 26. (Sunday) 13:00

    We are going to have a 10-day zen meditation practice between 16 (Thursday, 17:00) and 26 August (Sunday, 13:00), 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

    Only full-time application is available.

    You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

    Before application, please read Temple Rules.

  • 2018. September 6. (Thursday) 13:00 to 2018. September 9. (Sunday) 13:00

    We have created the zen weekends so as to ensure an environment where practitioners can get to know Zen and each other in a less formal way. The rules around a Zen retreat are necessarily tighter, those of the Zen weekends are looser. See details below.

    Zen weekend and Zen retreat: same or different?

    All other parts of the schedule are the same as a Zen retreat

  • 2018. September 20. (Thursday) 17:00 to 2018. September 23. (Sunday) 13:00

    We are going to have a zen meditation practice between 20 (Thursday, 17:00) and 23 September (Sunday, 13:00), 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

    Only full-time application is available.

    You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

    Before application, please read Temple Rules.

Donation and overhead costs

Dear Friends and Fellow Practitioners,

It has been seven years since we introduced the ‘donations only’ system in our temple. In light of our experience and in order to maintain our temple’s financial health, we need to separate overhead costs from donations.

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10-day Intensive Zen Retreat in June, 2018

Dátum: 
2018. June 21. 17:00 to 2018. July 1. 13:00

We are going to have a 10-day intensive zen meditation practice between 21 June (Thursday, 17:00) and 01 July (Sunday, 13:00), 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

Only full-time application is available.

You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

Before application, please read Temple Rules.

Zen Weekend in June, 2018

Dátum: 
2018. June 7. 17:00 to 2018. June 10. 13:00

We have created the zen weekends so as to ensure an environment where practitioners can get to know Zen and each other in a less formal way. The rules around a Zen retreat are necessarily tighter, those of the Zen weekends are looser. See details below.

Zen weekend and Zen retreat: same or different?

All other parts of the schedule are the same as a Zen retreat

Zen Retreat in May, 2018

Dátum: 
2018. May 24. 17:00 to 2018. May 27. 13:00

We are going to have a weekend meditation practice between 24 (Thursday 17:00) and 27 (Sunday 13:00) May, 2018 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Dok Hae Sunim.

Only full-time application is available.

You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.

Before application, please read Temple Rules.

The Human Route

Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed — that is human.
When you are born, where do you come from?
When you die, where do you go?
Life is like a floating cloud which appears.
Death is like a floating cloud which disappears.
The floating cloud itself originally does not exist.
Life and death, coming and going, are also like that.
But there is one thing which always remains clear.
It is pure and clear, not depending on life and death.

Then what is the one pure and clear thing?

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