Chong An Sunim at OZS

Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim

Zen Master Chong An Sunim – March 6,7,8, 2020 Join with us to explore and deepen your meditation practice under the guidance of a dynamic and gifted Zen Master. There will be an opportunity for a variety of practices, geared for the benefit of all participants. Beginners and old-timers alike are gratified by Sunim’s humor, down-to-earth approach, avoidance of intellectualisms, and of esoteric wordiness. His practice instruction is realistic and practical, yet somehow leaves you beautifully informed as to the meaning […]

January Silent Retreat

Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent Retreat Following some basic instruction on meditation, chanting will begin the Silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation.  Please bring a brown bag lunch. Water and snacks will be provided. We will serve tea and end the day with a Dharma Talk. (Half day is optional.) Sunday, September 15, 10:00 am – 11:30 pm – Our regular Sunday practice. Chanting, sessions of sitting and walking meditation, and Dharma […]

Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim

March 6,7,8, 2020 Friday, March 6, 7:00 pm – Dharma Talk After the Dharma Talk, Sunim will answer questions. Saturday, March 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent Retreat Following some basic instruction on meditation, chanting will begin the Silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and optional Kongan interviews. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Water and snacks will be provided. We will serve tea and end the day with a Dharma Talk. (Half day is […]

Retreat Weekend with Zen Master Chong An Sunim

Sept. 13,14,15, 2019 Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm – Dharma Talk Topic: Zen — The Mind of Emptiness and Abundance. After the Dharma Talk, Sunim will answer questions. Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Silent Retreat Following some basic instruction on meditation, chanting will begin the Silent Retreat, with sessions of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and optional Kongan interviews. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Water and snacks will be provided. We will serve tea and end […]

The Korean Buddhist Influence on my life

I subscribe to Everyday Zen Podcasts by Norman Fischer. Norman is a western Zen Buddhist teacher that I feel a kinship with and enjoy his Dharma talks. His podcast about his recent trip to Korea is timely, in many ways.  It will also give you some insight into the great experiment of western zen practice that our Ordinary Zen Sangha is part of.  Everything that has come before informs who we are now. Enjoy! Korean Buddhism and enlightenment fundamentalism Normal Fischer’s […]