Weekly Practice Schedule

Meditation on Tuesday

Every Tuesday, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. we offer a meditation class in the 1st floor Dharma hall.  The class features some chanting, breathing exercises, instructions in sitting meditation, a short sitting period, and a Dharma Talk with questions and answers. The class is normally led by our abbot Do Am Sunim, but in his absence Senior Dharma Teacher will be leading the class.  Everyone is welcome to attend, prior registration is not necessary, just show up any Tuesday evening before 6:30.  The donations to support the temple are welcome.

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Evening chanting
  • 20-min sitting meditation, and
  • Q&A with sunim and circle talk

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Meditation on Thursday

This weekly meditation program, held every Thursday, begins with chanting followed by two periods of silent sitting meditation, interspersed with brief periods of walking meditation. During the sitting periods you can have a chance to experience a one-on-one Kong-an (Japanese: Koan) interview with the abbot Do Am Sunim. First-time participants are encouraged to come early (6:15 p.m.) and receive some brief meditation instructions before attending the full program. You may come for all or part of the program, and registration is not necessary. The donations to support the temple are welcome.

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Evening chanting,
  • sitting meditation along with individual Kongan interview with sunim

*Kong-an Interviews:

Every Thursday evening during the meditation periods there is a chance to have Kong-an interviews with the abbot, Do Am Sunim. Kong-an interviews are a traditional way to check a practitioner’s mind and also help us develop wisdom in every day life. The interviews take place in the main Dharma Room.

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Sunday Dharma Service

Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m., we have a Dharma Meeting, featuring traditional Korean chanting, followed by lunch. All are welcome to attend.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Korean Dharma service/Dharma Talk
1:00 p.m. Gongyang (Lunch)

Every first Sundays, the meeting is held in the Ji-Jang Bosal Hall, and lunch is served in Dharma Hall(1st floor).

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