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Winter Kyol Che (Korea)


Winter Kyol Che

December 2, 2017 - March 2, 2018

Entry Dates
November 30th (Entry for start of Kyol Che on December 2)
December 16th, 30th
January 6th, 16th (Entry to join Intensive Week from January 17th - 24th*), 27th  
February 10th, 17th, 24th

*Participants may exit retreat on Wednesday 24th which is the last day of the Intensive Week. Please note: there is NO EXIT for any participant on Saturday, January 20th. 

International Summer or Winter Retreat (Kyol Che)

Kyol Che means "Tight Dharma." The day begins at 3:00 a.m. when we rise to practice 108 prostrations, followed by chanting, sitting meditation, formal meal and working. Silence is observed throughout the retreat. The intensive schedule includes 10 hours of formal practice and activity every day. 
Please read the following carefully as it forms the basis of your participation in the retreat.

Jae Dan Beop In Seung Sahn International Zen Center Musangsa

Musangsa is located on an energy point of Gye Ryeong Mountain which is renowned for its strong, mystical energy. The nearest city is Daejeon in Chung-nam Province, 2 ½ hours south of Seoul by car. Zen Master Dae Bong Sunim and Hye Tong Sunim are the Guiding Teachers for the Kyol Che and will give weekly Dharma talks and regular kong-an interviews. All participants are required to comply fully with the guidance and instructions of the Guiding Teachers when at Musangsa.

Basic Requirements (minimum one week participation)

The retreat is open to all who have had some experience of meditation in a Kwan Um School of Zen center and can sit f minimum of one week. (Monks and nuns are required to sit for the full 90 days.) Applicants must be over 18 years old and are expected to stay for the complete period for which they have applied. Retreat accommodation is in simple, shared rooms, sleeping on the floor (heated in winter) with mattresses.

Entering and Exiting Kyol Che

Participants are required to enter and exit on the designated dates of their retreat agreement.
Exit from retreat is on Saturdays after lunch ONLY, unless by special circumstance, with permission from the Guiding Teachers.

For more info:

Earlier Event: November 5
Winter Kyol Che (Hong Kong)
Later Event: December 2
Buddha’s Enlightenment Day (U.S.A.)