One-day Zen Practice 16th of May – Beginner, 2022

Dear Applicant,

We are going to have a one day Beginner Zen meditation practice on the 16th of May (Monday, 07:45), 2022 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Barna Marthy Dharma Master.

This program has been initiated to those who are interested in the Zen practicing and/or cannot allow to stay longer periods in the Zen temple.

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

The overhead costs for the 1-day retreat is 46 EUR / 51 USD / 165 ILS.

We accept Credit card and Cash.

Any additional donation is highly appreciated as help.

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 25th of April. When successfully sent, you get an automated confirmation email immediately and soon we respond(3-5 days) 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 07:45 to the temple. Those who are taking the public transport please arrive to the Esztergom train station by 07:30 so that the transfer to the temple can happen in time.

There is the possibility for you to arrive the preceding night and leave next day morning. We can provide you with accommodation, which does not have a fixed price but it is also not free, therefore we are gratefully accept donations. In this case the morning and the and the evening program follows the normal agenda with 50′ minutes sitting meditation.

If you stay over night, besides your personal needs, what you need to bring:

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

In case of an emergency, you may communicate with the temple officials inside the office building.

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:

08:00Practical Instructions
09:30 – 10:402 x 30′ Sitting Meditation, 1 x 10′ walking meditation included
11:00Meal Offering Ceremony
12:00Lunch (Vegetarian)
14:00 – 16:003 x 30′ Sitting Mediation, 2 x 10′ walking meditation included
16:00 – 17:00Questions and answers

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!

One-day Zen Practice 16th of May – Beginner, 2022

  • Start date: 2022.05.16
  • End date: 2022.05.16
  • Start time: 2022.05.16 08:00
  • Phone number: +36 20 257 3857
  • Category: One Day Zen Retreat
  • Host of the event: Marthy Barna Dharma-Master
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple