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.
Weekend Zen meditation
Musangsa has a weekend Zen meditation program during spring and fall (non-retreat period). Usually, it is held once or twice each, in spring and autumn. Even those who have not experienced Zen meditation can participate in this program.
The one-day schedule for Weekend retreat consists of 108 bows, sitting meditation, chanting meditation, kong An interview and working practice (working together). You will practice with Musangsa’s multinational monks, as well as Korean and foreign lay practitioners.
For those who have not yet participated in the Summer or Winter retreat, participating in the weekend Zen meditation program can be a good experience for when they participate in a retreat in the future