Budapest Zen Center
As detailed below, every Monday and Wednesday we have Zen meditation practice at our Budapest Zen Center including instructions for beginners.
Chong An Sunim leads the pracrtice on Wednesdays with long chants and 30-minute sittings.
Dok Hae Sunim leads the practice on Monday with short chants and 50-minute sittings.
Before practice beings, we all begin our gathering at 5 pm with a cup of tea for everyone. This is a good time to join us for those who have questions or want to have some informal conversation.
Instructions for beginners start at 5:30.
Formal practice begins at 6:30pm sharp. Be there at least 10-15 minutes before we begin. Location: 1093 Budapest, Bakáts st. 5, #2 Fourth Floor, Doorbell #37
Practice is scheduled to end at 9pm, though due to the number of people taking kongan interviews, this can extend 30-50 minutes easily. You may leave earlier if necessary during walking meditation. Do not interrupt sitting with your departure.
Please always wear socks when you enter the Dharma Room. Also, be mindful not to wear 1) athlete's shirt or other sleeveless shirt, 2) deep-cut shirt/blouse, 3) ponchos or other loosely hanging dress, 4) trousers not reaching below the knees, 5) skirts, 6) tight trousers and shirts (stretch fabric), 7) anything with pictures, ads, posters, slogans or logos, and 8) overly bright colors. Thank you for your cooperation.
There is no fixed charge for your participation, however, please help the temple with the donation you can afford.
Sunday meditation sessions in Budapest have been suspended until further notice.