Student Sharing

For the Year of the Dragon

Su Bong Zen Monastery

For the Year of the Dragon
In 1976, the Year of the Dragon, Zen Master Seung Sahn had written a poem like this :

Here is Jin, which is Truth.
Jin Song means True Pine Tree-
True Pine Tree has no roots.
Jin Kwang means True Light-
True Light has no shadow.

Jin Um means True Sound-
That is the sound of the flute with no holes.
What does it mean?
If you find the dragon's tooth hair
Then show it to me;
Then I'll tell you that 1976
Is the year of the Dragon.

2012 is also a dragon year. How can the above poem help us in this year of 2012?

Following the Foot Steps of Buddha (3)

Wai Hing

When I was small, I like my grandmother or my mother to scratch my back before I go to sleep.  Now my grand-daughter, Candice likes me to scratch her back before she sleeps.

Following the Foot Steps of Buddha (5)


Sharing of all the experiences, practices, adventures and surprises throughout the trip.  The final stop in Korean temple in Lumbini was the climax especially for us the organizers.  Arriving late at night without lunch, millions of bugs greeting us and not enough rooms!   It will be a golden memoir for me for many years to come. Even though in such critical moment, all sangha was very accommodating, totally practising follow situation and just do it!

跟隨佛陀的足跡 (1)


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印度之旅實多太多值得回味的畫面 – 恆河的日出、菩提加耶的菩提樹下、那蘭陀大學的紅磚、靈鷲山上的山洞、拘尸那羅的孤兒學校、藍毘尼的韓國寺院…都令我覺得不枉此行

Following the Foot Steps of Buddha (2)


This trip to go with the Sangha, to flow with the Sangha in India was a very special trip to me.

Following the Foot Steps of Buddha (1) : the Whole World Single Flower 2011 - Trip to India

Su Bong Zen Monastery

Following the Foot Steps of Buddha

For every three years, the International Kwan Um School of Zen organizes the Whole World Single Flower (WWSF) Conference, with the purpose of gathering students and teachers from all over the world, to come and practice together.

In Memory of Myo Ji Sunim

Su Bong Zen Monastery

Myo Ji Sunim, JDPS, passed away on November 4th 2011. She had been a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn since 1976.



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「透過這次機會,可以嘗試一下身與心的排毒。」、「過程中能學習『觀』的工夫,留心…….」,師父簡單的點題,正中心懷,沒有多想,便開展為期廿八日的 Cleansing 28 療程,希望這透支的身心靈,有個歇息、療癒、釋放機會。與其說 Cleansing,倒不如說是禪修中融入了「排毒療程」來得合適。主客分明,帶來的價值和啟發性將會更深遠。生活中的營營役役,令我們都進退失據,看來是時候停一停,傾聽身心怎麼說。



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