As we glide into winter Kyol Che 2021/‘22 at Zen Center Regensburg, I just recently received this throwback shot from the start of our winter Kyol Che 1995/‘96 at Shin Won Sah Temple, on Kyeryeong Sahn Mountain, near little Kongju City, South Korea.
Zen Master Seung Sahn was still in high form.
This was my third of six Kyol Che’s at humble Shin Won Sah, an ancient country-temple too poor to afford us each more than three hose-fed super-quickie mini-showers per week (but guaranteeing at least a bowl of hot water per head for daily face-washing!).
Glorious times of practice!