Zen (Seon) Meditation and its Benefits
What is the direction or purpose of Zen (Seon) Meditation and what are basic techniques? Also what are the five joys of meditation of which Buddha spoke? The talk will focus on the roots of Korean Buddhism and Seon meditation, the basic techniques taught by Korean Seon and its application to our modern life.
Dae Bong Sunim was born in the US in 1950. He went to a small university where he studied psychology. After graduation, he worked for five years as a counselor on the psychiatric unit of a hospital. Eschewing further academic education, he worked for one year as a welder in a shipyard building a nuclear submarine. During that time he met Korean Seung Sahn Dae Seon Sa Nim in the US and became his student. He has lived in Zen centers in the US, Europe and Asia since 1977. In 1984 he was ordained a Buddhist monk and later received Inga (permission to teach) and Transmission from Seung Sahn Kun Sunim. He is currently the resident Head Zen Master At Mu Sang Sa - Gye Ryong Sa International Zen Center near Daejeon.