Geugang Yuksasang" at Kyongju's Sokuram temple
and Boonswangsa temple's "Inwangsang"
are regareded as guadian statues in Buddhism and
are the basic foundation of Sunmudo.
The characteristics of the traditional Korean martial
arts Taekyun and Taekwondo are also modeled after
Golgulsa temple's Sunmudo is different from martial
arts in that it is silent training, teaching Zen-meditation,
Yoga, and the techniques of Buddhist moving meditation.
The harmony of inner energy and physical strength
is attained through a balanced combination of
these slow meditative movements with selfdefense
and fighting technique.
Zen Buddhists believe that exercising both the mind
and body in this way leads to good health, inner
peace, and ultimately enlightenment. The opportunity
to practice this philosophy and to experience life
in a traditional Buddhist temple attracts martial
artists and truth seekers from around the world
is required. The fee is US $40.00 for a one night,
two day stay, which includes three meals.
Short time training is available while
you are visiting Golgulsa.
- There is also a three hour course available
for groups(min, 10, max, 30 people).
The fee is US $300.00 per group.