Weekend zen retreat in May, 2017
Attention: Applications for this retreat have reached the available maximum. All further applications will be put on a waiting list and will be updated as seats become available upon any cancellation. Thank you for your understanding.
We are going to have a weekend meditation practice between 25 (Thursday 17:00) and 28 (Sunday 13:00) May, 2017 in Won Kwang Sa, led by Dok Hae Sunim.
Only full-time application is available.
You are welcome to come any day before the retreat and stay longer after the end.
Before application, please read Temple Rules.
For application, please use the online application webform below. When successfuly sent, you get an automated confirmation email immediately and soon we respond to everyone's application suggesting the exact arrival and departure times so as to minimize traffic during the retreat. Should you not receice a personal answer, please contact us.
There is a detailed guide on how to get to the temple.
Apart from the Dharma talks, interviews and work periods we keep complete silence during the retreat in the entire temple area. Besides keeping physical silence, we suspend all forms of digital communication. In case of an emergency, you may communicate with the temple officials inside the office building.
We provide vegetarian (or vegan, if needed) meals three times a day as well as facilities to do laundry at regular intervals.
Besides your personal needs, bring a sleeping bag, a flashlight, slippers and an alarm clock.
Please always wear socks when you enter the Dharma Room. Also, be mindful not to wear 1) athlete's shirt or other sleeveless shirt, 2) deep-cut shirt/blouse, 3) ponchos or other loosely hanging dress, 4) trousers not reaching below the knees, 5) skirts, 6) tight trousers and shirts (stretch fabric), 7) anything with pictures, ads, posters, and 8) overly bright colors. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you are currently being treated for any psychiatric problem or disorder, we kindly request that you participate in our practice after your treatment has been successfully concluded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
There is no fixed charge for the retreat, however, please help the temple
with the donation you can afford.
Durint retreats, Zen sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Budapest Zen Center continue as usual.
The daily schedule is:
04:00 Wake up
04:15 Morning chants
05:00 2x50' sitting meditation
08:45 15' break
09:00 2x50' sitting meditation
11:00 Meal offering ceremony
13:00 Walk (optional)
14:00 2x50' sitting meditation
18:30 Evening chants
19:00 2x50' sitting meditation
20:50 Four Great Bodhisattva Vows
22:00 Lights out
Jelentkezés a 2017. május 25. és 28. közötti hétvégi elvonulásra. Kérjük, a megjegyzés mezőben tüntessétek fel az esetleges táplálkozási (érzékenység, allergia) és alvási (horkolás) problémákat! Az automatikus emailt követően a jelentkezést személyesen is megerősítjük.
Application to the weekend retreat between 25 and 28 May, 2017 in Won Kwang Sa. Please, let us know about your possible issues with sleeping (snoring) or with the food (allergy, special diet) using the "Remarks" field. Your application will be confirmed soon by an automatic and later by a personal email.