The ultimate purpose of Zen practice is to realize the true nature of life and death, and to find the correct direction for human life. Through this practice, you can get mental clarity and wisdom that will benefit your everyday life, and help others and society with compassion.
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What you SHOULDN’T expect from this practice
Some people have wrong expectations and/or fantasies when they participate in Zen programs, and retreats. Please quickly review the following to see if they match your expectations of correct Zen.
1000-Day KwanseumBosal Kido
Kido for Establishment of International Kwan Um School of Zen Center at Musangsa gsa Temple
Musangsa International Zen temple in south Korea is the Kwan Um School of Zen’s head temple of Asia. It was established 23 years ago by Zen Master Seung Sahn to continue his teaching and to help spread them around the world. Over the years, thousands of people from all over the world have come to Musangsa to learn and practice Zen together. At Musangsa, all four groups of the Buddhist community – monks, nuns, laymen and laywoman – come together to practice, understand themselves and help others.
However, in many ways, it has been difficult to accommodate all the practitioners due to the lack of adequate public facilities and housing. As a result, it has become important to construct a new Meditation Hall and accommodations that can serve as a practice space for everyone to continue and develop Zen Master Seung Sanh’s teaching. Therefore, we have decided to conduct a “1000-Day Kwanseum Bosal Kido” with Monks, Nuns, laywomen, and laymen, to help fund this building project. We invite you to join the chanting and continue on the Bodhisattva Way.