Won Kwang Sa

Zen Community and Temple

10-day Intensive Zen Retreat in June, 2018

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

We are going to have a 10-day intensive (see details below) 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.

Application is available only for those who already have participated a weekend, 10-day, or a winter retreat at least for three days.

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 overhead costs for the 9 days is 54,000 HUF / 170 EUR / 200 USD / 700 ILS. Please transfer 20% advance payment via paypal to zentemple108@gmail.com. If you do not have paypal and your bank charges a high transfer fee, you may settle the overhead cost together with your donation in a lump sum at the temple. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

For application, please use the online application webform below. When successfuly sent, you get an automated confirmation email immediately and soon we respond to everyone's application suggesting the exact arrival and departure times so as to minimize traffic during the retreat. Should you not receice a personal answer, or have a trouble with sending the form, please contact usPlease do not purchase any tickets for your travel to the Temple before you have received our confirmation of your participation.

There is a detailed guide on how to get to the temple.

Apart from the Dharma talks, interviews and work periods we keep complete silence during the retreat in the entire temple area. Besides keeping physical silence, we suspend all forms of digital communication. In case of an emergency, you may communicate with the temple officials inside the office building.

We provide vegetarian (or vegan, if needed) meals three times a day as well as facilities to do laundry at regular intervals.

Besides your personal needs, bring a sleeping bag, a flashlight, slippers and an alarm clock.

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, and 8) overly bright colors. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you are currently being treated for any psychiatric problem or disorder, we kindly request that you participate in our practice after your treatment has been successfully concluded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

During the retreats at the temple, evening practice at Budapest Zen Center continues to be held every Wednesday,Thursday and Sunday.

This information is periodically updated and refreshed, so we encourage you to check back later on.

The daily schedule is:
03:40 Wake up
04:00 Morning chants
05:00 2x50' sitting meditation
07:00 Breakfast
07:40 Work
08:45 15' break
09:00 2x50' sitting meditation
11:00 Meal offering ceremony
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Walk (optional)
14:00 2x50' sitting meditation
17:00 Dinner
18:30 Evening chants
19:00 2x50' sitting meditation
20:50 Four Great Bodhisattva Vows
22:00 Lights out

  • On 21 and 22 June (Thursday and Friday) we will have the usual daily schedule (above).
  • Between  23 and 28 June (Saturday--Friday) we are going to have 5x50' of sitting meditation from 19:00 and the daily schedule will end with the Four Great Bodhisatvva Wovs at 23:50.
  • On 29 June (Friday), from 19:00 we are going to have 9x50' of sitting meditation, finishing the daily schedule at 04:00 with the Four Great Bodhisatvva Wovs.
  • on 30 Junre (Saturday) we will have a rest time in the morning, optional informal lunch from 12:00 and optional sitting meditation in the afternoon. We return to the usual daily schedule with the formal dinner at 17:00, finishing with the luch at Sunday 12:00.

Jelentkezés a júniusi tíznapos intenzív zen gyakorlatra, 2018 / Application for the intensive 10-day retreat in June, 2018

Jelentkezés a 2018. június 21. és július 1. közötti tíznapos intenzív elvonulásra. Kérjük, a megjegyzés mezőben tüntessétek fel az esetleges táplálkozási (érzékenység, allergia) és alvási (horkolás) problémákat!
A jelentkezés beküldésének sikerességét a következő oldalon megjelenő "A beküldés sikeres volt" szöveg és egy azonnali automatikus email jelzi. Ezt követően mindenkivel személyes kapcsolatot veszünk fel a részvétel elfogadását, valamint az érkezés és távozás javasolt időpontját illetően, hogy minimálisra csökkenthessük a mozgást az elvonulás ideje alatt.
A sikeres beküldés, illetve a személyes válasz elmaradása esetén kérjük, vegyétek fel velünk a kapcsolatot elérhetőségeinken.
Application to the 10-day intensive retreat between 21 June and 1 July, 2018 in Won Kwang Sa. Please, let us know about your possible issues with sleeping (snoring) or with the food (allergy, special diet) using the "Remarks" field. When successfuly sent, you get an automated confirmation email immediately and soon we respond to everyone's application suggesting the exact arrival and departure times so as to minimize traffic during the retreat.
Should you not receice the automatic or personal answer, please contact us.

Már vettem részt egy hétvégi, tíznapos vagy téli, legalább három napos elvonuláson. I have participated a weekend, 10-day or winter retreat for at least three day.
Elolvastam, elfogadom és egyetértek az Eredeti Fény Zen Templom Templomi Szabályzatával. I have read, understood and agreed to follow the Won Kwang Sa Temple Rules.
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