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- [Intl Seoncenter Templestay Review]by 소현(2012-06-20)
- 12th May Special templestay program(2012-05-15)
As getting old, as time goes by, my dread is bigger, confidence went out.
when I was young, my big dream disappeared, gave up... finally , I merely live every single day because I couldn't die. I am such a ordinary person ... too stuffy, I hate everything, myself-esteem come down and motivation also disappear, If I will die, how about it?... bad thinking like that, I spend many times. I couldn't adapt a social life, I'm so hard, I quit a work and I got a job ... again and again... seeing worrying of my parents, worrying of siblings, ashamed feeling... from relatives, around people, friends have inferiority complexes. eventually, I am exhausted... I don't confidence... Since college ... I've been unable to do something continuously, fail and fail ... Even though I was born to Catholic... Though this templestay, I wish I want to hold on my mind once again. Real myself read, accept...sincerely way to love myself...that reason is where I came here...
Now, I hope I love me truly... Because my standards are too high s, desires I am suffering. As I accept real myself-esteem... I won't be greedy, I will learn how to live in the world. until now I am sorry to many. always I receive from Tae-ho, mom, dad, and thankful people. I have given scratches to people... it is sorry...
anyway, It was a great experience. thanks.
while I live too busy, I missed something, I made mistakes. I am known that in here. I give someone to hurt from my selfishness. As I didn't think positively, I am suffered. live without thinking, From now I will live meaningful and I will be a helpful person.
It was my first time. I meditate over 20 mins. It was better than my thinking. While templestaying, I want to do the balwoo gongyang (formal monastic meal)and 108prostrations. I was complex as I can predict . But the monk teaches well, I could do well. drinking to do the balwoo (formal monastic meal-bowls). It was disgusting but It was a new experience. 108 prostrations aren't harder than my thinking. Truly, I ever done 108 prostrations just for exercise. When the text come out, I bow. It is different. And the buddhist ceremony was also a new experience.
last behavior, regrecting on relationship, weighter on my mind, head from past affair. I know that but I can't stoping. heavy head... complex, not cleared little things, didn't pass away all of things slightly, sensitiveness, nervous attitude, didn't accepting, criticism, distinguishing, my negative attitude, mind, trying to clear and bright. to washing with meditation, simply, firmly and clearly, but... At the same time can be lighter. spreading good feelings. face to face with nice attitudes, without prejudice, seeing and finding goodness, throw away a bad habit, light body, live in light head...
Very nice program! especially the tea ceremony. we were able to talk, ask questions to the monk. very instructive! Experiencing the 108 bows and traditional buddhist breakfast were also very interesting moments.
But I would heard to learn the chanting. that's my only OOO!
Overall I really enjoyed this templestay. It was well organized and the location is beautiful. I enjoyed about meditation, doing calligraphy and going on the walk in the mountain. I also appreciated the email containing direction of how to get here from shinchon. Thank you for a lovely weekend!
It was interesting~
- in january, Barbara??Zitwer stay in Jeondeungsa(2012-05-11)
Barbara??Zitwer who is a famous publisher in the world.
She stayed jeondeunsa- templestay in January..
after then, she written on telegraph which is a leading UK newspaper.
The article is very detailed. if you want to know templestay, it will be useful.