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?
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.