Student Sharing

Teachings from Nature

Francis Lau

Photo: Zen Master Dae Kwan
Text: Francis Lau

One day a few years back, Sifu (Zen Master Dae Kwan) was swiping her phone as if she was looking for something, before showing me a picture she had taken. “Wow” was my immediate response and I couldn’t help saying: “Please take more! I hope someday we can turn your work into a photo book.”

Separated, Yet Connected

Minh Ngan Tran


COVID-19 — an invisible virus that brought our world on a halt.

When Someone Is Hungry, Offer Them Food

Grace Bruneel

COVID-19 has brought about many big changes in everyone’s life. With the widespread loss of jobs, new groups of people are joining the poverty line. In 2021, Su Bong Zen Monastery raised some funds and worked with different organizations to distribute vegetarian lunchboxes and daily necessities to the needy. More than eleven times, Zen Master Dae Kwan, together with the sunims and volunteers, distributed more than 8,500 lunchboxes to the elderly, the poor, and the homeless.

Don’t Check, Just Do It! That Is the Miracle

Francis Lau (Article extracted from “Primary Point Fall 2021”)

I had the precious opportunity of joining the 1,000-People Meditation in the recent years, and the experience was invaluable.

One Experience, One Commitment

Francis Lau — IT Team Member at Su Bong

The year 2020: Myong Hae Sunim passed away.

Inspirations from 2018 Gak Su Temple Winter Kyol Che in Hong Kong

Shin Jai

For my first ever winter kyol che in Hong Kong, I arrived at the beautiful Gak Su Temple with a beginner’s mind, readying myself for a nine-week retreat to harmonise my body and mind and to explore the true nature of life.


Zen Student

When I go to a retreat, I usually work on a question that is inspired by the first Dharma talk of that retreat.

Sleepiness during Sitting


The retreat last week for me was truly an impactful one. Even though it was my 7th year going to retreats in Gaksu, I had some new experiences that really revolutionized my practice.