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. …
Monthly Archive: April 2012
This past Sunday we held the 41st Sunmudo Dan Test, Dan meaning Black Belt. Check out the pictures on our Sunmudo blog. Here, and also here! In Sunmudo, there are 5 degrees of Dan. The first is a black belt with a blue stripe in the center; the second, with a white stripe; the third, …
The spring green is stunning! This morning we went for a hike in the mountain. The weather was beautiful; the meditation energy was strong. See more pictures >here
…to get outside for some intense hill training! Sunmudo Instructor Theo Beile took advantage of the good weather to get everyone out and get everyone moving.
…to learn about fire safety! The temple recently purchased its own water hose to use in the event of a fire. Some of our students took part in a demonstration of what to do if a fire started. Many thanks to the local fire department for their help!
On the evening of Friday, April 13th, Park Young Shin passed away suddenly at the age of 30. She had been a member of the temple family for a very long time. We are left to mourn her absence and celebrate her short-lived presence. Young Shin was a diligent student, a dedicated teacher, a loyal …
The Cherry Blossoms have arrived.
Spring has opened itself upon us — finally! We’ve been waiting. And we’ve been celebrating: training outside in the sun, walking in the mountain, picking (and eating!) wild flowers. Come join us!
Each April and October, we hold Sunmudo Dahn (Black Belt) Tests at Golgulsa. In addition to this, we hold a Sunmudo Seung Geup (Level) test every three months. This helps ensure that we are constantly growing in our Sunmudo practice. Here are some pictures from last week’s Level Test~