Retreat in May – Intermediate, 2022

Dear Applicant,

We are going to have an intermediate Zen meditation practice between 19th of May (Thursday, 16:00) and 22nd of May (Sunday, 14:00), 2022 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Chong An Sunim.

Only full-time application is available.

We can accept applications from those who participated at least on 3 one Zen practice occasions or Zen camp.

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

Before application, please read Temple Rules and sign the Waiver of Liability.

The overhead costs for the 3-day retreat is 101 EUR / 116 USD / 373 ILS.

We accept Credit card and Cash.

Any additional donation is highly appreciated as help.

After confirmation of the application to our program please transfer 43 EUR / 49 USD / 155 ILS deposit to our communities’ bank account . In the subject/comment field please highlight to whom(Leader of the program) and to which program you are attending. In the case of foreign bank wire transfer you can also pay the whole program fee on the spot in the Temple.

IMPORTANT! Filling the application webform does not ensures accepted application, therefore please do not transfer any amount until you get confirmation from the Temple administrators.

For application, please use the online application webform available from 28th of April. When successfully 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 receive a personal answer, or have a trouble with sending the form, please contact us

Please 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.

For the prompt start without delay we kindly request those who are arriving by car please be surely arrive till 16:00 to the temple to comfortably attend the formal briefing. Those who are taking the public transport please arrive to the Esztergom train station by 15:00 (Thursday) so that the transfer to the temple can happen in time.

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, what you need to bring:

  • Habitual sanitary equipment/package
  • Practice clothing
  • Sleeping bag, flashlights, slippers, and alarm device

Sitting mattress and pillow is available.

We respectfully ask you DO NOT enter the Dharma room in shoes, but only in socks.

When choosing your clothes please pay attention to, and don’t wear:

  • Vest
  • Sleeveless shirt
  • Deep cut upper clothes(Shirt/Blouse)
  • Fuzzy, floppy dress, ponchos or other loosely hanging dress
  • Trousers above the knees
  • Stretch pants
  • Any clothes that are having pictures or writing on it
  • Flashy or vivid colored clothes

The daily schedule is:

04:40Wake Up
05:00Morning Chants
06:0040′ Sitting Meditation
07:00Breakfast
07:40Work
09:002 x 40′ Sitting Meditation
11:00Meal Offering Ceremony
12:00Lunch
14:002 x 40′ Sitting Mediation
17:00Dinner
18:30Evening Chants
19:002 x 40′ Sitting Meditation
20:30Four Great Bodhisattva Vows
22:00Lights Out

Please give the respect and the appreciation to the temple and to your practicing sangha members to stay in the temple for the whole time of the program from Thursday to Sunday. If you would not be able to stay for the whole period please take the opportunity to proceed to our 1 day Zen programs.

Precluding factors to participating at the Program (You cannot participate at the program if you have any of the following conditions):

  • Ongoing psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Any use of controlled substances, commonly called ‘drugs’
  • Use of alcohol and tobacco
  • Epilepsy, neural disorder, partial dysfunctionality of the nervous system
  • Chronic heart problems
  • Open wounds or infectious disease
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Chronic vertigo
  • Behavioral disorder

Relative counterindications (It is not advised to join the retreat if you have any of the following conditions):

  • Constant cough and/or symptoms of flue, bronchitis, or pneumonia
  • Light heart condition, lingering chest pain
  • Surgery in the last 3 months
  • Strong individual tendencies, difficulty to adjust to a human group

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation

Retreat in May – Intermediate, 2022

  • Start date: 2022.05.19
  • End date: 2022.05.22
  • Start time: 2022.05.19 16:00
  • Phone number: +36 20 257 3857
  • Category: Zen Retreat - Intermediate
  • Host of the event: Chong An Sunim
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple