10-day Retreat in August – Advanced, 2020

We are going to have an advanced 10-day zen meditation practice between 13 (Thursday, 17:00) and 23 August (Sunday, 14:00), 2020 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

You should complete one intermediate retreat before appyling to the advanced one.

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-day retreat is 250 EUR / 300 USD / 1500 ILS. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

For application, please use the online application webform available from 10 July. 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, or you have a flue, we kindly request that you participate in our practice after your treatment has been successfully concluded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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 2×50′ sitting meditation
07:00 Breakfast
07:40 Work
08:45 15′ break
09:00 2×50′ sitting meditation
11:00 Meal offering ceremony
12:00 Lunch
14:00 2×50′ sitting meditation
17:00 Dinner
18:30 Evening chants
19:00 2×50′ sitting meditation
20:50 Four Great Bodhisattva Vows
22:00 Lights out

Thank you!

10-day Retreat in August – Advanced, 2020

  • Start date: 2020.08.13
  • End date: 2020.08.23
  • Start time: 2020.08.13 16:00
  • Phone number: +36 20 257 3856
  • Category: Zen Retreat - Advanced
  • Host of the event: Chong An Sunim
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple