Winter Won Moving Meditation Retreat
Creating a Healthier Mind and Body
Moving Meditation is the special practice of combining physical and mental movement harmoniously, without strain or pain. When the body is changed through Moving Meditation, there will be a change in one’s energy, and physiological harmony will take place. By enhancing spiritual relaxation and inner restoration, one can recover one’s original nature. In contrast to exercises that require tensed muscles, Moving Meditation helps us not only to relax joints, muscles, organs, and nerves but also helps us to find mental relaxation and emancipation from attachments. When our body is overly tensed for long periods, it may become prone to disease. Unlike exercise that strengthens our body, Moving Meditation helps us to reach equanimity of mind through the wholesome balance and harmony of body, energy, and breath. Rev. Song’s Moving Meditation programs include: Yin Yang Mudra, Warm Heart Supple Body, ShipSang Meditation, and Sŏn Yoga. The principles of Tai Chi, Qigong, and yoga are synthesized in these practices.
Tentative program schedule
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Single Rooms are full now
- The member discount is for those who has a Won Buddhism dharma name or a person who has the recommendation of a Won Buddhism minister.
- The local residents discount is for residents of Columbia County, NY.
- Discount is NOT applied for dorm, camping and commuters.
To complete registration, please (1) fill in the application form and (2) make a payment. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required for all reservations. You may pay the entire amount when making the reservation or pay the balance upon your arrival or any time prior to the retreat. Payments may be made on our website via PayPal as below, or by sending a check.
Won Dharma Center
361 Route 23
Claverack, NY, 12513
- If you cancel 7 or more days prior to the retreat, your payment will be refunded in full (less the $50 non-refundable deposit).
- If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, a nonrefundable credit toward a future Won Dharma Center program or stay is available.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the retreat arrival date, or if you leave the retreat early for any reason.
Rev. Daesung Song
Rev. DaeSung Song has practiced the martial arts of Taekwondo and Hapkido for 34 years, and has studied Tai chi, Baguazhang, and the healing internal energy arts of Qigong and Hatha Yoga for 24 years. He has won awards in international martial arts competitions and has taught in Korea, China, and the United States. Rev. Song’s true skill comes through in his ability to teach students at all levels with humility and gentleness. He was fortunate to spend his early training with the Venerable Master Daesan (Third Head Dharma Master of Won Buddhism); this led him to serve as a Buddhist Chaplain in the Korean Army. After his service, Rev. Song majored in Won Buddhism and Meditation at WonKwang University and then was ordained in 2001. Rev. Song teaches acupuncture, sitting and moving meditation, and vital energy studies at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. He integrates healing and meditation into daily life, aspiring to create an enlightened society through the care of mind, body, and spirit.
Rev. Insun Park
Rev. Insun Park is a Won Buddhist minister who has taught meditation and led youth groups at Won Buddhist temples in Chicago, New York, Miami, Richmond, and Manhattan. She is currently the Director of Administration at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. She has taught Won Buddhist Ritual and Liturgy in the Master’s degree and Preparatory programs at the Institute since 2003. She practices mindfulness and being in the moment. She appreciates every thing given to her, so she keeps finding ways to requite the beneficences. She likes to share Great Master Sot'aesan's teaching with many people. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Queen's College, Flushing NY and M.A. in Religious Study from Florida International University Miami, FL in 2003. She learned Tai Chi & Qi Gong from Rev. Song since 2008. She has taught them at the Won Institute in PA and Retreats in Won Dharma Center. She is a Licensed Acupuncture in PA and studying Chines Herbal Program at the Won Institute.
Rev. Won Daesun
Rev. Daesun is a minister of Won Buddhism as well as the outreach coordinator at the Won Dharma Center. Along with a passion to practice and teach timeless and placeless threefold practice in daily life, he wishes realize Master Chongsan’s Triple Ethics Theory of One Work (interdisciplinary dialogue & solutions) towards societal issues fostering a spirit of One Family that reveals the wisdom of One Truth which all wisdom traditions share. Rev. Daesun graduate from West Chester University majoring in Liberal Arts and earned an online M.A. degree in Psychology with an interest in Positive Psychology at the Walden University. In addition, he earned his M.A. in Won Buddhist Studies at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA. He received full ordination in December, 2014. Rev. Daesun entered Won Buddhism in 2010 under the personal tutelages of Rev. Dosung Yoo and Master Yaksanim whom he personally contributes to “slapping him awake” to the Buddhadharma. Since this initial encounter, he continues to explore the importance of fostering deep collaborative efforts between eastern and western wisdom as the new direction for the 21st century. His vow is to pursue inner liberation for himself and all beings as well as engaged in the practical alleviation of suffering for all.