The Seoul International Zen Center
07-24-2018    www.koreanbuddhism.net
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><A href="http://www.koreanbuddhism.net/">www.koreanbuddhism.net</A></SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Founding Date : 1522</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Address: Seoul International Zen Center, Hwa Gye Sa <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Temple</st1:City>, 487 Su Yu 1 Dong, Kang Buk Gu, 142-071 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Seoul</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">South Korea</st1:country-region></st1:place></SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Tel: 82-2-900-4326</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Fax: 82-2-903-5770</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>URL: <A href="http://www.seoulzen.org">http://www.seoulzen.org</A> </SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>E-Mail: <A href="mailto:seoulzen@yahoo.com">seoulzen@yahoo.com</A> </SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Seoul</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> was founded by Seon Master Seung Sahn as a place where people from all over the world can practice and find their true nature. The Center is located at beautiful Hwa Gye Sa Temple on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sam</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Gak</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> in the North of Seoul.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Residents at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> practice together mornings and evenings and have various jobs at the temple during the day.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Visitors are welcome to join us for practice during the spring and fall Hae Jae seasons, which is free. It is also possible to participate in the group retreats that take place in the winter and summer Kyol Che seasons.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The Center together with Mu Sang Sa located in the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Kye</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ryong</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:PlaceType> near by Daejon is a part of the Kwan Um School of Zen in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Korea</st1:country-region></st1:place>.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The head temple of the school is the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Providence</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType>, located in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Cumberland</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Rhode Island</st1:State>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place>. The School sponsors 90-day winter meditation retreats (Kyol Che) at two temples in <st1:country-region w:st="on">South Korea</st1:country-region>, as well as at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Providence</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> in the <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> and at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Warsaw</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Poland</st1:place></st1:country-region>. A 90-day summer retreat is held at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Seoul</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType>, as well as three-week summer retreats at the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Providence</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Warsaw</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Zen</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. The School also publishes a quarterly journal, Primary Point.</SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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