The 6th International Ganhwa Seon Meditation Retreat, July, 2018

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The 6th International Ganhwa Seon Meditation Retreat, July, 2018

※ Date: July 18-23, 2018 (Wednesday through Monday)

※ Venue: Geumgang Seonwon, Idyllwild (Los Angeles), California (USA)

※ Presiding Seon Master: Ven. Seon Master Subul Sunim (Anguk Seonwon, Pusan/Seoul, Korea)

※ Ganhwa Seon 看話禪, “the Zen of examining meditative topics,” is an intensive Korean method of meditation, which involves generating a profound sense of questioning, or doubt (usim 疑心). It is analogous to koan practice in the later Japanese Rinzai tradition. It his type of meditation is widely practiced in Korea and is the primary focus of contemplation for most monks and nuns meditating full-time in meditation halls around the country. Seon Master Subul Sunim’s approach to Ganhwa Seon is adapted for shorter, intensive retreats designed for lay practitioners.

※ Number of participants: 50 people maximum

※ Participants: Professors, scholars, Ph.D. students and advanced undergraduates, professional meditation teachers, and serious meditation students in Buddhist or other religious traditions.

※ Fees: Free for professors, scholars, and students enrolled in college or university. $400/person for all others. All expenses during the retreat (including lodging and meals) will be provided.

※ Application deadline: February 28, 2018 (acceptances in order of submission)

※ Submission email address: jonghak@dongguk.edu

※ Application Form: Refer to website of the Institute for the Study of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism (http://studyen.dongguk.edu/)

* Enquiries:

E-mail : jonghak@dongguk.edu

Tel : 82-2-6713-5141

Events Sponsor: Dongguk University International Seon Center

Retreat Organizer: Institute for the Study of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism

Retreatants may also attend the 6th International Conference on Ganhwa Seon, “Ganhwa Seon and Contemporary Society,” held on July 17, 2017 (the day before the retreat), on the UCLA campus. The conference is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism (Dongguk University) and the Center for Buddhist Studies (UCLA).

 

Submitted by Robert Buswell

Director, Center for Buddhist Studies, UCLA