Bangkok Seon – a one-day workshop

 Bangkok Seon:
a one-day meditation workshop in the Korean Zen tradition with the American Zen monk Chong Go Sunim
Saturday February the 19th, 2011
at the Bangkok Korean Zen Centre
8.30am to 6pm
On February the 19th, 2011, the American Zen monk Chong Go Sunim will be returning to Bangkok to run a one-day English-language meditation workshop at the Korean Zen Centre in Ekamai. The workshop is from 8.30am to 6pm and is open to all comers interested in Korean Zen Buddhism and meditation, regardless of background or previous meditation experience.
Workshop Leader: Chong Go Sunim

Chong Go Sunim (Sunim is the Korean word for Buddhist monk) was ordained in the Korean Jogye Order (the largest Buddhist Order in Korea) in September 1993. He completed an MA in Seon Studies at Dongguk University in 2003 and received certification from the Jogye order in 2002 allowing him to ordain others and serve as an abbot. His own Dharma teacher is the Venerable Seon Master Daehaeng Kun Sunim.

Chong Go Sunim practices at the Hanmaum International Centre in Korea where he helps translate the works of Master Daehaeng Sunim into English and other languages. He also takes care of several Dharma groups and gives Dharma talks in English and Korean.

Full schedule to be announced, but the day will include talks, group discussion, sitting meditation, walking meditation, Q and A, opening and closing ceremonies, and breaks for lunch and tea.

All participants must book a place in advance. Not least because the Zen Centre will be providing lunch and will need to know the numbers in advance. Please be very sure you will be attending before booking your place. Places can be booked by leaving a comment on this post or by seeing me (Marcus) at various Dharma events in Bangkok between now and February.


The Bangkok Hanmaum Seon Centre
86-1 Soi 4 Sukhumvit 63
BTS Ekamai Station – Exit 1

Take Exit 1 from Ekamai Station, and go down Ekamai Road (aka Sukhumvit 63). Turn right along Soi 4 and go to the end. Turning left you will see the Centre on your right a few meters along. A motorcycle from Ekamai can also take you there cheaply. Ask for the ‘Wat Gao-lii’ (Korean temple).

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a map and photographs.

A few points to note:

  • Please try to arrive in plenty of time as the workshop will start at 9am sharp. We will try to finish at 6pm sharp too. Although discussion will almost certainly continue in a nearby restaurant or coffee shop!
  • There are no bare feet in Korean temples, it would be much appreciated if those wishing to come will remember to bring socks!
  • This is a good chance here in Bangkok to practice meditation in a Zen Buddhist temple with a fully ordained Zen monk in a close and supportive practice group. See you on February 19th!


Wake Up and Laugh: The Bangkok Seon Club
Therevada-Zen: Chong Go Sunim’s last visit to Bangkok
Littlebang: more details and background

4 thoughts on “Bangkok Seon – a one-day workshop”

  1. I will be in Bangkom from 12 till 24 febrari. I am a zen student for several years in holland. Can i join on the 19?

    1. Hello,
      I’m afraid this was an event held two years ago! I hope you have a nice time in Bangkok; there are lots of kind, upright people there.
      with palms together,
      Chong Go Sunim

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