Retreat Infos

Da uns für Süd Korea bisher keine Berichte vorliegen, listen wir hier lediglich bekannte Retreatzentren auf.

Korean Buddhist Chogye Order
45 Kyunji-dong Chongno-ku Seoul Korea 110-170

Tel: 82-2-735-5864, Fax: 82-2-735-0614


President: The Most Venerable Jong Dae.

Chogye order is the biggest order of Korean Buddhism lasting more than 1,600 years in Korea. I hope many Dharma Friends all over the world will visit our home page on the Internet to find the hidden jewels of Buddhism in the Far-East region.

Hong, Min-suk
Chief of Section, Int'l Affairs
Dept. of Social Affairs
Korean Buddhist Chogye Order

Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Centre
148-5, Sokyok-dong, Chongno-ku

Seoul 110-200, South Korea
Tel: (82-2) 725-5347, Fax: (82-2) 720-7849


Regular Program

Buddhism in English: Saturday 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
For those who speak only a little English, this weekly class covers basic Buddhist ideas

Meditation: On going Thursdays 7 - 8:30 p.m.
For beginners and advanced. Practice what you learn.

Sutra Class: Friday 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Anyone who wants to delve into Buddhism by taking a look at the original texts, and who speak English should join this class.

Kwna Un 108 Group (bowing and chanting) - On going Sundays 6:00 p.m.
For anyone wanting to practice or to learn more about the devotional side of Buddhism

Childrens's Fun Activities with Buddha: Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Come and spend some time doing Buddhist style activities and learn something about the Buddha's teachings.

Seoul International Zen Center
487 Suyu 1 Dong, Kangbuk, Gu
Seoul, Korea 142-071

Tel: (82-2) 900-4326, Fax: (82-2) 995-5770


Tradition: Korean Zen

Seoul Shambhala Dharma Study Group
Mindfulness-awareness (Shamatha/Vipasyana) medtitation as it has been passed from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to his students. We offer instruction in this practice free of charge. Join us each Sunday from 10am till noon, at the Mind Garden Tea House in Wonsuh Dong (747-7033) (orange line, Ankuk station) Meditation instruction and discussion of the Buddhadharma as presented in the Tibetan Kagyu Lineage are in English.

Contact Tim Addison at 786-4942 for more information.


Buddha Temple
Jae Bori #542, Sang Bi Lyung Mean,
San Chong Gun, Kyung Nam 666-970
South Korea

Tel: 596-973-7119
Fax: 596-973-0242


Located about 40 minutes from Chin Ju City. In a quite low mountain area.Buddha Temple is a practicing Zen monastery for monks and nuns, lay persons and is open to the international community for individual or group practices.

Contact: Venerable Maitreya - Email address:

Hwadu Meditation (Songkwang-sa)
12 Shin pyong-ri Song Kwang-myun
Sunchon-si Chonnam/540-930 Korea

Tel: 82-0661-755-0107-9, Fax: 82-0661-755-0408


Songkwang-sa, the Sangha-jewel temple in Korea, is situated in the southwest corner of the country in the province of Cholla Namdo, between the towns of Kwangju and Sunchon. The temple was also restored in 1969 to the status of a ch'ongnim (lit. "grove of trees"), a designation reserved for major ecumenical monasteries where training is offered in all the different varieties of Korean Buddhist practice, from Son (Zen), meditation, to doctrinal study, to recitation of the Buddha's name. Kusan (1910-1983) appointed it's Son master (pangjang), large-scale reconstruction commenced. A new meditation hall and a massive lecture hall were built. And most of the minor shrines in the monastery were repaired. Kuan's strong leadership and his concern to receive the Son tradition of the temple's founder, Chinul, restored Songkwang-sa's place at the forefront of the Korean Buddhist tradition. In 1973, Master Kusna also set up the Bulil International Buddhist Center. Many foreign monks come from all over the world to practice Son meditation.

Vipassana Meditation in Korea
Dennis Ferman
Foreign Language Institute
Cheju National University
Cheju City 690-756

Tel: (82) (064) 55-1775, Fax: (82) (064) 57-8716


Meditation System: S.N. Goenka tradition

Vipassana Korea Centre
277-39 Hong Eun 3 Dong
Soedae Moonku
Seoul 120-100

Teacher: Bhante Cho Amarayano

Meditation System: An affiliated Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation Centre.

Bul-ll Dendo International Meditation Centre
Kwang Sa Monastery
Seung Ju Kun, 543-43
Cholla Namdo

Tel: 130 131 132

Tradition: Korean Son Zen

Facilities: available only for monks and nuns.

Seoul International Zen Center
487 Suyu 1 Dong, Kangbuk, Gu
Seoul, Korea 142-071

Tel: (82-2) 900-4326, Fax: (82-2) 995-5770


HanMaUm SeonWon
101-62 Suksu-Dong
Antang-Si, Kyunggi-Do 430-040
Republic of Korea.

Tel: 0343 72-3100, 1512, Fax: 0343 72-2746


Tradition: Seon (Zen), Korean