6 results for tag: practice


New Year’s midnight practice

12:00am - 12:15am : 108 prostrations12:20am - 1:30am : chanting

Kido Chanting Retreat

Sunday November 18 - 9:00AM: Kido Chanting retreat led by Abbot Jason Quinn. Kido chanting retreats consist primarily of chanting from 9:00am to 3:00pm with a break at noon for an informal lunch. We chant “Kwan Seum Bosal”, the Korean name for the bodhisattva of compassion, while sitting, standing and walking (similar to the special chanting that we do every evening at 6:30pm). To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.

Dharma Talk w/ Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Wednesday September 26 - 5:30PM: Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:30PM. Also at 6:30PM special chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed by regular chanting at 7:00PM. There will also be a Dhamra talk with resident Zen Master Soeng Hyang this evening with time for questions after.

Meditation Techniques

By Abbot Jason Quinn There are a million different types of meditation techniques and they’re all the same. Once, Zen Master Seung Sahn said, when sitting meditation “you can say Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola….doesn’t matter.” When we teach meditation to someone new to our school, we teach them to breath-in and say to themselves “clear mind, clear mind, clear mind…don’t know.” The reason why we give this phrase is to reminds us of how to practice and why we practice. “Clear mind” points to how we keep our mind right now in this moment. What do you hear right now? What do you ...

Kong-an: Don’t Know

Don't Know   Knowing is originally knowing Don't Know Don't Know knowing is knowing Today we transfer this Don't Know Four times five is twenty 1.  What is "Don't Know? 2. "Know" and Don't Know," are they one  or two? 3. "Four times five is twenty."  What does this mean? Commentary: Knowing Don't Know- just that is seeing true nature.  Human beings know too much, and are thus hindered by what they know.  As the saying goes, " Many people all over the world know, but how many truly understand?"  If you can put down your views, opinions, and understanding,then the truth just appears right in front of you. ...

2012 Heart Kyol Che

The Heart Kyol Che is an opportunity for students who cannot sit the traditional Kyol Che, or who can sit only part of it, to participate by doing extra practice at home and practicing together with others as they are able. This will run concurrently with the traditional Kyol Che. By doing this Heart Kyol Che together, we will strengthen our own practices, and provide support to our fellow students who are able to sit the traditional Kyol Che. We in turn can draw inspiration and energy from their committment. You can download and print the PDF here: 2012 Heart Kyol Che