This years Buddhas birth day was filled with sunlight and happy mood.
Celebrations at the temple started at the morning with Special Buddhist service and ceremony. In the afternoon we enjoyed Sunmudo demonstration & Buddhist cultural performances. On the evening the lotus lanterns were lighted and we could rest in blissfull and gentle glow.
This years Buddhas birth day was filled with sunlight and happy mood. Celebrations at the temple started at the morning with Special Buddhist service and ceremony. In the afternoon we enjoyed Sunmudo demonstration & Buddhist cultural performances. On the evening the lotus lanterns were lighted and we could rest in blissfull and gentle glow.View full post
Buddha’s birthday is one of the biggest Buddhist celebrations in South Korea. Every year, Golgulsa welcomes visitors and Templestay participants to join in our Buddha’s birthday celebrations. Buddha’s birthday is a special holiday, and it is filled with warmth and light. At the temple, we are already stringing Lotus Lanterns all along the temple road. …View full post
This years Buddhas birth day was filled with sunlight and happy mood.
with Grandmaster Seol In Europe-France of Founder of Sunmudo.
8 and 9 of June 2013, in Toulouse France.
Buddha’s birthday is one of the biggest Buddhist celebrations in South Korea. Every year, Golgulsa welcomes visitors and Templestay participants to join in our Buddha’s birthday celebrations.
Buddha’s birthday is a special holiday, and it is filled with warmth and light. At the temple, we are already stringing Lotus Lanterns all along the temple road. On the evening of Buddha’s birthday, we will light all the lanterns and fill the temple evening with the beautiful glow of enlightenment. Lotus lanterns are, after all, a symbol of enlightenment.
This year, Buddha’s birthday is Monday, May 17th. Come and celebrate with us~~~
Here is our programming for Buddha’s birthday:
11:00 am Special Buddhist service and ceremony
12:00 noon Buddhist chanting with bowing
02:00 pm Sunmudo demonstration & Buddhist cultural performances
07:00 pm Lanterns lighting & temple parade
If you would like to make a reservation, go here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful seaside side walk near national park…. Korea is so Beautiful
Enjoy an alternative version of preyers for doing 108 bows. They are also nice just to read and keep in the memory in our daily life.
1. Paying deep respect to all life I prostrate.
2. Being humble and letting bad habits fall away, I prostrate.
3. Putting down the selfish mind that first accords self-interest, I prostrate.
4. Mindful of the fact that you and I are equally precious, I prostrate.
5. Controlling endlessly arising greed, I prostrate.
6. Patiently seeing anger in my mind as it is, I prostrate.
7. Looking back at my life with all my heart, I prostrate.
8. In order to find the True Self and to increase inner growth, I prostrate.
9. Putting away deluded mind and wishing wisdom to grow in me, I prostrate.
10. Praising myself for having patiently walked through the difficult path of life, I prostrate.
11. Thanking myself for having distanced evil and befriended the good, I prostrate.
12. Thanking all of my relations for having made possible who I am today, I prostrate.
13. Thanking my parents for their endless love, I prostrate.
14. Thanking all teachers who have led ne to Truth, I prostrate.
15. Thanking friend and colleagues with whom I have shared difficult times, I prostrate.
16. Thanking my ancestors to whom I owe my existence, I prostrate.
17. Thanking the infinite grace of air, water, nature and universe, which are the fountains of life, I prostrate.
18. Reflecting on whether my immoderate greed has brought forth misfortune, I prostrate.
19. Reflecting on whether my obsessive love for someone has caused suffering, I prostrate.
20. Reflecting on whether I have antagonized another in self-righteous pride, I prostrate.
21. Reflecting on whether I have harmed another in blind greed, I prostrate.
22. Reflecting on whether I have misunderstood someone, I prostrate.
23. Reflecting on whether I have scared another while pursuing my own will, I prostrate.
24. Reflecting on whether I have lived in unnecessary luxury and vanity, I prostrate.
25. Reflecting on whether I have been wasteful with what could have been saved, I prostrate.
26. Reflecting on whether I have continuously rationalized wrong behaviors, I prostrate.
27. Reflecting on whether I have broken promises lightly, I prostrate.
28. Reflecting on whether I have tormented myself in fixating on the past, I prostrate.
29. Reflecting on whether I have limited myself in fear of the failure, I prostrate.
30. Reflecting on whether I have tarnished another’s honor to protect my own, I prostrate.
31. Reflecting on whether I have seen only the negative, neglecting the positive I prostrate.
32. Reflecting on whether I have been caught up in fear, thus failing to work through difficulties, I prostrate.
33. Knowing that the fullest effort archives all, I prostrate.
34. Loving and caring for myself just as I treat a precious jewel, I prostrate.
35. Giving alms without expectation of return, I prostrate.
36. Knowing that misfortune and fear come and go, I prostrate.
37. Knowing that every day is a fine day with good people and good events, I prostrate.
38. To sow seeds of goodness, knowing that all are reaped as it is sown, I prostrate.
39. To humbly accept what has been sown, I prostrate.
40. To do my best even when it seems trivial, I prostrate.
41. To be content with a life of hard work and honesty, I prostrate.
42. To keep the smallest promise without fail, I prostrate.
43. To walk steadily the path of truth even in censure and scorn, I prostrate.
44. To live as a warm-hearted neighbor without condemning others, differing beliefs, I prostrate.
45. To be awake in the moment, unbound by the past or the future, I prostrate.
46. To have loving-kindness for everyone rather than exclusive love for my family, I prostrate.
47. To have a heart embracing others in warmth, I prostrate.
48. To be passionate in each moment of work without delaying what needs to be done, I prostrate.
49. To the best thing possible in each moment without wasting time, I prostrate.
50. To go toward the goal without idleness, I prostrate
51. To admit to faults without self-justification, I prostrate.
52. To face difficulties without avoidance, I prostrate.
53. To face new challenges without resting in the familiar, I prostrate.
54. To apologize for mistakes in humility, I prostrate.
55. O be open-minded and to be able to laugh in happy moments of life, I prostrate.
56. To be of comfort to all I meet on the path, I prostrate.
57. To take part fully in organizations that help neighbors in difficulties, I prostrate.
58. To be clear and at peace in a world of turbid chaos, I prostrate.
59. To see in challenges and crises the steps to joy, I prostrate.
60. To stay strong, focused on my goals when faced with difficulties, I prostrate.
61. To accept tasks naturally as they are given, I prostrate.
62. To share true and trustworthy friendship without thought of return, I prostrate.
63. To accept injustice without resentment as an opportunity to reflect on myself, I prostrate.
64. To think of illness as a medicine, an opportunity to bring strength to my practice, I prostrate.
65. Thankful and loving by letting go of hatred and envy, I prostrate.
66. To live fully in joy without feeling empty or lonely, I prostrate.
67. To be calm and at peace without anxiety and fear, I prostrate.
68. To behold the moments of crisis with compassionate eyes, I prostrate.
69. To be able to accept unexpected misfortune in humility, I prostrate.
70. To leave behind suffering by realizing the transience of power and wealth, I prostrate.
71. To help others with tender and thoughtful action, I prostrate.
72. To meet new people without prejudice in true and meaningful way, I prostrate.
73. To work in harmony with everyone and without excluding anyone, I prostrate.
74. To live in harmony and unity with all, I prostrate.
75. To wish for another’s glory over my own gains, I prostrate.
76. To share my abilities and skills with all of those in need, I prostrate.
77. To appreciate the time spend with a loved one even when this person leaves me, I prostrate.
78. To see all as they are without bias, I prostrate
79. To listen attentively to different opinions, I prostrate.
80. To be at peace, harmonious and considerate of neighbors, I prostrate.
81. To be able to let go when it is time, I prostrate.
82. To respect my own life as it is without self-reproach, I prostrate.
83. To do what I can do wherever I go without wishing to be served, I prostrate.
84. To become one who spreads peace with warm words, I prostrate.
85. To stay composed under duress, I prostrate.
86. To be at ease even in face of aggression, I prostrate.
87. To avoid self-justification or finding faults with others in adversities, I prostrate.
88. To encourage others with praise rather than disparagement, I prostrate.
89. To find the good rather than faults in others wishing for their success, I prostrate.
90. Praying for the happiness of others, knowing that their suffering is mine, I prostrate.
91. To grieve over another’s failure and congratulate another’s success, I prostrate.
92. May all who suffer from sickness be free from ill, I prostrate.
93. May all who are lost find their way, I prostrate.
94. May all who are destitute overcome poverty, I prostrate.
95. May all beings be free from hunger, illness and war, I prostrate.
96. May al beings grow in wisdom through the right teacher, I prostrate.
97. May all beings meet right guidance in work and community, I prostrate.
98. May all beings live in the comfort and harmony of family, I prostrate.
99. Wishing that the hopes of those pursuing good will be fulfilled, I prostrate.
100. Wishing that all those in search of a job find fulfilling work, I prostrate.
101. Wishing that the youth find a path leading to true happiness, I prostrate.
102. Feeling the grace of the universe in a droplet of water, I prostrate.
103. Seeing the labor of million in a grain of rice, I prostrate.
104. Toward the wide-open One Heart that transcends You and I, I prostrate.
105. Grateful for overwhelming happiness of this moment of bowing, I prostrate.
106. Toward the true nature shining forth from deep within, I prostrate.
107. Toward the true nature shining forth from all beings, I prostrate.
108. Wishing that my 108 prostrations be the seeds of wisdom and freedom for all beings Toward the true nature shining forth from deep within, I prostrate.
For groups of serious martial arts students or other athletes who are able to pick up the challenge we are willing and able to offer more intensive training schedules. If you are interested in the program please send us mail to agree on schedule and activities. You can choose to include: additional sunmudo trainings on the beach, horse riding classes, archery, beach and mountain trainings and trips to nearby temples (for example Girimsa Temple, Bulguksa Temple and Seokguram Grotto, trekking in Namsan area and visiting Chilburam temple).
We would like to remind you that there is possibility on doing Sunmudo instructor program in our Temple!
Gerls and boys are equally welcome!
If you have a deep love and passion for Martial Arts and meditation and want to share it with other people in your life you are more than welcome to join our instructor program. You will be able to devote your time to study principles of Seen martial arts, qui gong and seen yoga with outstanding masters. It is opportunity to grow your body and mind through experiencing Korean Buddhism and sharing the lifestyle of Sunmudo masters.
If you are willing to invest two years to be able to understand yourself and your body we will welcome you. All who are willing to join have to spend first one month of probation period as a templestay program participant. After that you will have to declare yourself to stay in the temple for the whole two years. You will not pay but work as a volunteer as exchange for your study, accommodation ad food. The males are required to become junior monks for two years and the females study as instructor trainee. It does not mean that you will have to become monk for your life – it is just for receiving basic Buddhist education.
To apply please send us your CV and motivation letter
Enquiries: 054-775-1689, email@example.com
Wonderful opportunity to practice with Grand Master Jeok-un and taste the essence of Seon whilst also having time for introspection. A conversation with the monk will allow you the opportunity to perceive the various problems in life, and will assist you in finding the answers to those problems. he master will teach you the active forms of Sumudo in fine detail and, through this, you may find the balance between mind and body.
Period: Open (discuss the periods with the monk on application) starting March 2013
(From 1 night, 2 days – to – 6 nights, 7 days) – Cost 100,000 Won (per night)
What to bring: Personal toiletries, etc.
Enquiries: 054-7775-1689, firstname.lastname@example.org