Student Sharing

Finding true happiness that lasts

Minh Tran

One of my friends attained something after reading Zen Master Bon Yeon's great book, "One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat." She was so happy after reading Jane's book that she became worried.

"WHAT IS THE CATCH?" she asked me.

"It cannot last," I responded. "Everything is impermanent."

Living in the here and the now!

Never advice  seems to be more simple and easy, within everyone's reach, it seems so obvious that so often, with a slight sense of superiority is taken for granted, only when we realize that it is not so simple as the words appear, it's not so obvious like we assume, then emerge the understanding of the perfection of his teaching.

The Dharma in Family

Minh Ngan Tran

Many of my practicing friends agree -- family is different and more difficult. I hadn't really understood why until last month, when the answer suddenly appeared in my mind while I was spending time with my family in Los Angeles. Family is different because we cannot break up with family! Well, technically, we can, but it is much more difficult to break up with family than it is to break up with friends or even boyfriends or girlfriends. With friends and significant others, we can run away when things turn sour, when we don't like them anymore. With family, we cannot run away.


Su Bong Zen Monastery

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5月31日覺修舉行了一天浴佛節。可能您已經參加過秀峰禪院的佛誕日,所以或許會問:「又來一個浴佛節?怕且是另一個聯誼活動罷了。」對了一半。透過這浴佛節,師兄弟們的確增加了彼此間的聯繫及友誼。因為這次浴佛的對象,不單只是一尊佛,而是活生生的佛 -- 同修們。


Su Bong Zen Monastery

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1000-People Meditation Event

Su Bong Zen Monastery

1000-People Meditation Event

Su Bong Zen Monastery participated in the 1000-People Meditation event on 29 March 2015. We shared with participants the Soen Yu exercise and basics of sitting meditation.



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Family Karma

Su Bong Zen Monastery

Zen Master Seung Sahn
(Mar 1, 1995, Seoul International Zen Center)

Taste of Love in working zen


My "job" in the work period during the 10-day winter kyol che at Gaksu was cleaning the washroom. On the fourth day, I supposed to leave the temple for a day and attend my friend's wedding. However, I decided to continue the kyol che finally.

Zen Master Seung Sahn 10th Year Memorial

Su Bong Zen Monastery

Zen Master Seung Sahn 10th Year Memorial

On 26 November, we invited Zen Master Dae Bong and Mu Sang Sunim to give a Dharma talk on " Clarity in the Midst of Conflict".