Enjoy Mihwangsa templestay
1. Give up your ego
People say " I will really put everything aside and go somewhere" but there is one thing that one can not give up. That is yourself. If you take your old habit with you, then wherever you go, it will be the same.
There will be no change. You have to leave your ego behind for THE TRUE JOURNEY TO YOURSELF.
Your likes and dislikes, desire and greed, anger and attachment. Leave all and just come with your open heart to find out your true self.
2. Be as you are.
You may stay with other participants once you come for a retreat, but you stay alone. Being alone doesn't mean that you go deep in the mountain to the cave, hide from the world. True meaning of being alone is to stay at your heart in peace. The freedom of being at peace from your past memories, or worries about the future. Observation beyond time and space. awakening from ignorance. That's what we call our true self. Being just as we are.
3. Everything is meditation and path.
When you practice walking meditation, you have to concentrate on each pace you take. No talk during the walking meditation, if you have to talk, you can stop walking, This way you can be total with the person whom you are talking to. When you finish your conversation with someone, you can continue your walking meditation.
Walking meditation in nature helps you to realize your existence in this universe along with trees, plants and wind, in harmony.
When you practice sitting meditation, you can think of the Bhuddha at the great Bhuddha hall.
While in your sitting meditation, you will realize that you can be with anything in your meditation.
Many thing comes and goes in your mind. by concentration you learn to empty your mind.
-Dado (tea ceremony) -
It's a time to share with monks and other participants. and drink tea with awareness.
-Question and answer time with monk_