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When we come together to meditate, we first experience becoming quiet, relaxed and grounded. After that, we start to see more clearly our habitual tendencies in body, speech and mind.

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“Zen means keeping correct situation, correct relationship and correct function moment to moment. That is correct life.”

– Zen master Seung Sahn

How to ride the dragon in 2024

Andrzej Stec JDPSN

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Zen Meditation

When we come together to meditate, we first experience becoming quiet, relaxed and grounded. After that, we start to see more clearly our habitual tendencies in body, speech and mind.

Teaching

“Zen means keeping correct situation, correct relationship and correct function moment to moment. That is correct life.”

– Zen master Seung Sahn

How to ride the dragon in 2024

Andrzej Stec JDPSN

Start
  Here

Learn to meditate

Trying for the first time?
Get started on sitting Zen meditation now!

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Encouragement for a 2024 free of hindrances : Taking the Antidote to the Three Poisons

Is there something you wish to change in the new year that will make the difference between living instead of just coping?

Welcoming 2024

May all beings be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.

Essence of Leadership

A podcast interview with Simon Rilling (Zen Insights on Leadership in an Increasingly Technologically Driven World.)

[Podcast] Facing Today’s New Paradigm

Where can we anchor ourselves in refuge during these challenge going times

Three Kinds Of Success

What is true success?

Our Mission

At Zenseoul, we help busy people who are distracted and overwhelmed by fast changing society, by providing Zen meditation and kong-an (koan) training so that they find their true nature and make their lives clear and empowered with purpose. We practice together in Seoul, Gangnam and Daejeon in South Korea and globally online. Zenseoul is an all inclusive meditation community and provides Zen training in the Kwan Um School of Zen tradition for beginners and experienced alike.

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Join Spirit of Hope: Kwan Um Zen Climate Summit April 19-21, 2024
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Whatever tradition we connect with, we aspire to connect our spiritual practice with a path of global healing. We look to the Dharma (Buddhist teachings) as a refuge, not an escape. Zen Master Seung Sahn (1927-2004) once ...wrote that all forms of Buddhism share the same goal: “How do we wake up and help this world right now?”
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Zenseoul is proud to support @kwanumzen for the upcoming Spirit of Hope: Zen Climate Summit with the line-up of distinguished guests who will share their insights as diverse Buddhist practitioners and teachers who are engaged in climate activities. Live Zoom events daily with opportunity to hear the stories of others making a difference and share your own experiences and insights. Recordings of the program will be available with a curated resource section on dharma and climate content. Free lifetime access. Join by going to link in bio.
We look forward to seeing you at the summit! 🌍

Please spread the word with your friends and community using #spiritofhope !!!
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#spiritofhope #climatechange #togetherstronger #communityovercompetition #saveourearth #climatestrike #wakeup #truthtelling #janehirshfield #nature #healingtheplanet #togetheraction #beyonddifferences #dharma

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
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말해보세요, 당신의 거칠고 소중한 단 한 인생에서 무엇을 할 계획입니까? - 메리 올리버

A fantastic spring hike and pilgrimmage to Seung Ga Sa temple today - the trek was steep but very enjoyable with enormous boulders, pure and clear streams, and occasionally felled trees with roots beautiful rebuilding themselves into the soil. Our Zen team did marvelously including Ha Wu, our ...youngest member (5 years old). He made the entire climb all the way to the top that included hundreds of steps right up to the 1,000 year old stone relief of Shakyamuni Buddha that took almost two hours. After chanting the Heart Sutra and the Great Dharani, we sat for a few minutes in meditation taking in the stretch of Bukhan San mountains and the bright blue sky. On the way down, we zigzagged the steep downhill safely and had the best time stopping at Ahn’s Cafe drinking omija (known as ‘five flavour berries’, magnolia berries) on ice sitting in the sun. The reknown Zen master Nam Cheon used to say, “Everyday is a good day.” Today was a really good day!
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오늘 환상적인 봄 하늘아래 복한산 하이킹과 승가사 순례자 - 트레킹은 가파르지만 잘생긴 바위, 맑고 시원한 개울, 때로는 쓰러진 나무들이 재건되는 뿌리로 흙을 되찾는 생명을 지나가며 매우 즐거웠습니다. 우리의 젠 팀은 막내 멤버 (5세)인 하우를 포함하여 승가사까지 올르는 것을 해냈습니다. 거의 2 시간이 걸려 수백개의 계단을 포함한 전체 등반을 정상까지 올랐습니다. 1000년 동안 앉아계신 석가모니 마애불 앞에서 반야심경과 신묘장구대다라니를 염송한 후 다 같이 앉아 세상을 바라보며 명상를 했습니다. 가파른 내리막 길을 안전하게 지그재그하여 내려온 후 안스 카페에 앉아 아이스 오미자차를 마시며 가장 좋은 법담 시간들을 보냈습니다. 유명한 남전 선사는 ‘매일 매일이 좋은 날이다’ 라곤 하셨는데, 오늘은 확실히 좋은 날입니다.
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#mantrawalk #togetheraction #buddhistpilgrimmage #seunggasa #bukhansan #templesinseoul #dharmafriends #practicewithintention #hike #move #승가사 #북한산 #만트라위크 #도반 #순례 #마애불 #산사

A fantastic spring hike and pilgrimmage to Seung Ga Sa temple today - the trek was steep but very enjoyable with enormous boulders, pure and clear streams, and occasionally felled trees with roots beautiful rebuilding themselves into the soil. Our Zen team did marvelously including Ha Wu, our ...youngest member (5 years old). He made the entire climb all the way to the top that included hundreds of steps right up to the 1,000 year old stone relief of Shakyamuni Buddha that took almost two hours. After chanting the Heart Sutra and the Great Dharani, we sat for a few minutes in meditation taking in the stretch of Bukhan San mountains and the bright blue sky. On the way down, we zigzagged the steep downhill safely and had the best time stopping at Ahn’s Cafe drinking omija (known as ‘five flavour berries’, magnolia berries) on ice sitting in the sun. The reknown Zen master Nam Cheon used to say, ‘Everyday is a good day.’ Today was a really good day!
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오늘 환상적인 봄 하늘 아래 북한산 하이킹과 승가사 순례자 - 트레킹은 가파르지만 잘생긴 바위, 맑고 시원한 개울, 때로는 쓰러진 나무들이 재건된 뿌리로 흙을 되찾는 생명을 지나가며 매우 즐거웠습니다. 우리의 젠 팀은 막내 멤버 (5 세)인 하우를 포함하여 승가사까지 올르는 것을 해냈습니다. 거의 2 시간이 걸려 수백개의 계단을 포함한 전체 등반을 정상까지 올랐습니다. 1000년 동안 앉아계신 석가모니 마애불 앞에서 반야심경과 신묘장구대다라니를 염송한 후 다 같이 앉아 세상을 바라보며 명상를 했습니다. 가파른 내리막 길을 안전하게 지그재그하여 내려온 후 안스 카페에 앉아 아이스 오미자차를 마시며 가장 좋은 법담 시간들을 보냈습니다. 유명한 남전 선사는 ‘매일 매일이 좋은 날이다’ 라곤 하셨는데, 오늘은 확실히 좋은 날입니다.
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#mantrawalk #togetheraction #buddhistpilgrimmage #seunggasa #bukhansan #templesinseoul #dharmafriends #practicewithintention #hike #move #승가사 #북한산 #만트라위크 #도반 #순례 #마애불 #산사

One of the greatest advantages of being in Korea is the accessibility of ancient Buddhist temples wherever you go even in Seoul, and Seung Ga Sa is one of them. Founded in 756 AD during the Unified Silla dynasty, Seung Ga Sa sits right in the heart of Seoul in Bukhan San mountain. With easy access... by public transportation, it is also an ideal destination for a short hike. The temple is renown for its various artifacts including the Buddha relief on a cliff and a marble sculpture of the first non-Buddha form from the 7th century, recognizing Buddha-nature appearing in human form as teachers or monks. Korean Buddhist temples are located in specific parts of a mountain adhering to geomantic characteristics to support meditation practice and awakening. Join the short city hike and a mini tour of the temple with the Zen community, including English explanation of the temple artifacts. To join Zenseoul Mantrawalk and visit to Seung Ga Sa go to https://forms.gle/eLzgjurwv7YY4vN9A
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한국에있는 가장 큰 장점 중 하나는 서울에서도 어디를가든 고대 불교 사원의 접근성이며, 승가사는 그 중 하나입니다. 756AD 통일실라 시대에 설립 된 승가사는 서울 중심부 북한산에 있습니다. 대중 교통으로 쉽게 접근 할 수있게되면 짧은 하이킹을 위한 이상적인 목적지 이기도 합니다. 성전은 절벽의 부처 구호와 7세기 최초의 비 부두 형태의 대리석 조각을 포함하여 다양한 유물로 유명하며, 부처님은 인간 형태로 스승 또는 승려로 나타나는 것을 인식합니다. 사찰은 명상 수행으로 각성을 지원하기 위해 기하학적 특성에 부착 된 산의 특정 부분에 위치하고 있습니다. 편한 산행과 사파리 투어가 포함되있습니다. 젠 서울 승가사 만트라위크에 참여 신청: https://forms.gle/eLzgjurwv7YY4vN9A
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#mantrawalk #zenmind #seunggasa #templevisit #bukhansan #북한산 #승가사 #만트라워크 #도반 #서울의사철들

One of the greatest advantages of being in Korea is the accessibility of ancient Buddhist temples wherever you go even in Seoul, and Seung Ga Sa is one of them. Founded in 756 AD during the Unified Silla dynasty, Seung Ga Sa sits right in the heart of Seoul in Bukhan San mountain. With easy access... by public transportation, it is also an ideal destination for a short hike. The temple is renown for its various artifacts including the Buddha relief on a cliff and a marble sculpture of the first non-Buddha form from the 7th century, recognizing Buddha-nature appearing in human form as teachers or monks. Korean Buddhist temples are located in specific parts of a mountain adhering to geomantic characteristics to support meditation practice and awakening. Join the short city hike and a mini tour of the temple with the Zen community, including English explanation of the temple artifacts. To join Zenseoul Mantrawalk and visit to Seung Ga Sa go to link in bio.
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한국에있는 가장 큰 장점 중 하나는 서울에서도 어디를가든 고대 불교 사원의 접근성이며, 승가사는 그 중 하나입니다. 756AD 통일실라 시대에 설립 된 승가사는 서울 중심부 북한산에 있습니다. 대중 교통으로 쉽게 접근 할 수있으며 짧은 하이킹을 위한 이상적인 목적지 이기도 합니다. 성전은 절벽의 부처 구호와 7세기 최초의 비 부두 형태의 대리석 조각을 포함하여 다양한 유물로 유명하며, 부처님은 인간 형태로 스승 또는 승려로 나타나는 것을 인식합니다. 사찰은 명상 수행으로 각성을 지원하기 위해 기하학적 특성에 부착 된 산의 특정 부분에 위치하고 있습니다. 편한 산행과 사찰 투어가 포함되있습니다. 젠 서울 승가사 만트라위크에 참여하시고 싶으면 프로필 링크로 신청해주십시오.
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#mantrawalk #zenmind #seunggasa #templevisit #bukhansan #북한산 #승가사 #만트라워크 #도반 #서울의사철들

Zenseoul is committed to support this upcoming program, Spirit of Hope, a virtual 3-day Kwan Um Zen Climate Summit. This is the first of such events in our global Zen community and we are very excited! We expect some wonderful guests speakers, and opportunities for participants to join in live ...discussions about the relationship of Dharma(Buddhist teachings), our spiritual practice and how to take action for the climate crisis. Please join this unique opportunity to discover how we can better choose and act with the wisdom and insights from Buddhist teachings, to each be an active participant in helping our planet become healthier for the future of all generations to come. For more information and to join with free access : https://www.kwanumzenonline.org/spirit

Please share this info with your community and join together in global healing. 🏔🌌🌅

젠 서울은 다가오는 프로그램 인 Spirit of Hope, 3일 Kwan Um Zen Climate Summit를 지원하기 위해 최선을 다하고 있습니다. 이것은 글로벌 The Kwan Um School of Zen 커뮤니티에서 그러한 행사 중 첫 번째 이벤트이며 매우 기대됩니다. 훌륭한 페넬 스피커들은 불교 가르침과 기후 위기와의 관계를 통찰하며, 앞으로 인류가 해야하는 방침과 방법에 대한 라이브 토론에 참여할 수있는 기회도 기대합니다. 이 독특한 기회에 참여하여 불교 가르침의 지혜와 통찰력으로 지구의 가장 필요한 인간인 우리의 더 잘 선택하고 행동 할 수있는 방법을 발견하십시오. 이 프로그램은 영어로 진행됩니다. 더 자세한 내용과 무료로 가입하기: https://www.kwanumzenonline.org/spirit

#spiritofhope #climatechange #collectiveconsciousness #togehterwecan #zenmind #forallbeings

One thing that can help build our meditation practice is doing it with other people. Join our online DAILY 108 bows and 30 minutes of sitting Zen to boost your meditation consistency wherever you are.
Daily at 2PM PDT / 5PM EDT / 11PM CEST / 5AM HKT / 6AM KST
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명상을 구축하는 데 도움이 될 수있는 한 가지는 다른 사람들과 함께하는 것입니다. 온라인으로 매일 108 배와 30분의 젠 명상 에 참여하여 어디에든 명상 일관성을 높이십시오. 참가 (무료) 신청: https://forms.gle/CmZ42AWUKLzMqgx49

#dailymeditation #zenmind #beginnersmind #CommunityConnection #justdoit #consistency #beliveinyourself