Sunday, July 27, 2008

Golgulsa Buddhist Temple

And we're off. We plan to see a few different spots around Southeastern Korea including this temple where we have reservations for 3 days! I will post stories, and pictures, upon my return.

Specializing in the Buddhist Martial Art of Sunmudo

As the home of Buddhist martial arts, a traditional form of Buddhist practice in Korea, Golgulsa is famous for reviving one's mind, body and spirit. Participants awake at 4 am to the songs of birds, attend the Buddhist ceremonial service, meditate and take a mountain hike before taking part in a traditional morning meal offering. The meal offering is followed by Buddhist martial arts practice, yoga, cosmic energy exercises, and the 108 prostrations of repentance. Conversations with monks accompany the tea ceremony, followed by the lunch meal offering and group work. After the evening meal offering and Buddhist ceremonial service, participants continue with martial arts or meditation.

16:00 Arrival
16:30 Rooming
17:00 Time on your own
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Evening Buddhist Ceremonial Service
19:30 Sunmudo training
21:00 Lights Off
04:00 Wake up
04:30 Pre-dawn Buddhist Ceremonial Service
05:00 Meditation
06:00 Jogging or Walking Meditation
07:00 Breakfast
08:30 Working Meditation
09:00 Sunmudo Training
11:00 108 bows
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Departure

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