Zen Weekend in September – Beginner, 2020

Zen Weekend between 3 and 6 September, 2020, led by Chong An Sunim.

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 3-day retreat is 22,500 HUF / 75 EUR / 75 USD / 300 ILS. Thank you for your help and cooperation.

For application, please use the online application available from 1 August. 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.

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.

During the temple events, 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:

04:40 Wake up
05:00 Morning chants
06:00 40′ sitting meditation
07:00 Breakfast
07:40 Work
10:00 40′ sitting meditation
11:00 Meal offering ceremony
12:00 Lunch
13:00-17:00 Afternoon program
17:30 Dinner
19:00 Evening chants
19:30 2×40′ sitting meditation
21:00 Four Great Bodhisattva Vows
22:00 Lights out

Thank you!

Zen Weekend in September – Beginner, 2020

  • Start date: 2020.09.03
  • End date: 2020.09.06
  • Start time: 2020.09.03 17:30
  • Phone number: +36 20 550 1769
  • Category: Zen Weekend - Beginner
  • Host of the event: Chong An Sunim
  • Location: Original Light Zen Temple