11th Anniversary of Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s passing

Tomorrow, May 27 (April 1 on the lunar calandar) will be the 11th anniversary of Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s passing, though it’s probably better to say, “when she was finished with her body!”

We’ll have a ceremony here at the Anyang Hanmaum Seon Center at 10:30 am Seoul time, which will probably be live on the Seon Center’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/@HanmaumTemple

Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s Pagoda, last Monday on Teacher’s Day

It won’t be too long (by Korean standards!) and there should be something interesting for the video memorial. That said, here is the text of one of her favorite Dharma songs, where she talks of how we can dissolve our old karmic input by taking it and entrusting it inwardly so that it can dissolve. It speaks of becoming free of those, knowing our existence as part of the whole, and the positivity and hope that arises from this!

Live Magnificently

Through similar karma,
consciousnesses have gathered together
and formed a body.
Billions of lives make up this body,
with every instant
they leave and return,
and cause us to suffer.

Take the suffering and hardships that arise
and gather them together in your one mind.
Do this!
Then lives within your body will be transformed
into bodhisattvas.
Then the lives within your body will all be saved,
will all be saved.

Our one mind and all Buddhas
exist together,working together as one.
“All minds are my mind,
all bodies are my body,
not a thing is separate from me.”
Truly realize this for yourself,
truly bring forth this one mind.
Raise high this invisible, five-colored pillar
and go forward entrusting everything to it.
Live magnificently
throughout all life’s ups and downs,
live magnificently!
Live magnificently!

And a bit of silliness by the monks after a group photo on Teacher’s Day!

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