Online Dharma Talk

Dear Sangha, Chong An Sunim is giving a Dharma talk via on Sunday, April 5th, 16h Budapest time (GMT+2), in English only. You are welcome to join using the meeting ID: 156-458-670, or the following URL: Expected duration: 90 minutes. Please ask all your questions via chat! Room capacity: 100 people. The zoom software is […]

Budapest Zen Center – news

Attention to all Sangha members: On March 25th Wednesday, we will be having the last Zen meditation session at Bakáts u. 5, then there will be at least one month intermission in our practice in Budapest. The rental contract expires on March 31 anyway at Bakáts utca, and the numerous cancelations of sub-rent agreements make […]

Thank you for your donations after fire.

Dear Supporters, We sincerely appreciate your donations after the fire. The reconstruction work will be finished in the foreseeable future. The damage has been repaired, and the necessary equipment has been purchased and commissioned ( water cleansing facility, two boilers, one water tank, the whole chimney and the floor heating pumps broke have been replaced). […]

Welcome to our new homepage!

Our website is going to have a new design and elements. Though is is still under construction, you can see the upcoming events, you can send an application for the ongoing Three-Month-Retreat and you can also check out how to find us. Have a nice time! 🙂

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Zen Retreat - Intermediate

Retreat in May – Intermediate, 2020

  • Start date: 2020.05.07
  • End date: 2020.05.10
  • Start time: 2020.05.07 17:30
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple
  • Host of the event: Dok Hae Sunim
Zen Retreat - Advanced

Retreat in May – Advanced, 2020

  • Start date: 2020.05.21
  • End date: 2020.05.24
  • Start time: 2020.05.21 17:00
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple
  • Host of the event: Dok Hae Sunim
Zen Weekend - Beginner

Zen Weekend in June – Beginner, 2020

  • Start date: 2020.06.04
  • End date: 2020.06.07
  • Start time: 2020.06.04 17:30
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple
  • Host of the event: Chong An Sunim

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208 Kóan

Elkészült és megrendelhető 208 kóan című könyvünk

Templomunk kiadásában elkészült 208 kóan című könyvünk

Minimális hozzájárulás: 4000 Ft

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Zen Master Seung Sahn –  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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