Practices and Services

Regular Services

First time attendees should arrive 15 minutes early for an introduction to Temple etiquette

Sunday Morning 10:00 am chanting, silent meditation, Dharma talk, social tea

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-8:00 am chanting, silent meditation 12:05-12:45 pm chanting, silent meditation 5:30-6:30 pm silent seated and walking meditation

Third Saturday of each month September-April 8:00-11:00 am Morning of Mindfullness three sessions of chanting, seated and walking meditation, teaching

Full Moon Evening of Each Month September-April 5:30-6:30 pm Mantra Chanting meditation walking meditation

What happens at Sunday service?

  1. We recite the Refuge Vows, chant Yebul Moon aka “Homage to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas” in Korean, and “The Heart Sutra” in English
  2. There is a Teaching delivered by our Guiding Teacher or Senior Student.
  3. We sit in silent meditation (zazen) for 20-25 minutes
  4. There is a question and answer session based on the Teaching.
  5. We recite several gathas (verses)
  6. We have tea and socialize

Here is an English translation of Yebul Moon. We chant it in Korean because the English version doesn’t lend itself to chanting, and it is an exercise in mindfulness to chant without getting too caught up in the words. If you’d like to hear the chant, here is Deokwun Sunim chanting Yebul Moon in Korean.

What Should I Wear?

It is best to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes that are dark or muted colors so as not to be distracting. We also ask that you refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes out of respect for those who have allergies or sensitivities.

Do I have to sit on the floor?

No. We provide chairs and meditation benches for those who have limitations and cannot sit in traditional zen fashion. We will help you find the best way for you to sit with us in meditation.

Do I have to be a Buddhist to attend?

No. The core values of Buddhism and the spiritual practice of meditation are conducive to enhancing any other spiritual tradition and its practices. All faith traditions are invited to attend, but the service is a traditional Korean Zen Buddhist service.

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Temple Schedule

Sunday
10:00am Sunday Service
Monday & Wednesday
6:30pm Buddhist-based Addiction Recovery
Tuesday & Thursday
12:00pm Drop-in Meditation
5:30pm Drop-in Meditation Except last Thurs of each month, which is a mantra chanting meditation
2nd Saturday of each month
8:00am Morning of Mindfulness
Full Moon Each Month
5:30pm Lojong Meditation On night of full moon each month. Check newsletter or calendar for details.