How many years of suffering
revealed in hands like his
small and deliberate as a child’s
The way he raises them
from his lap, grasps the teacup
with sure, unhurried ease
Yet full of anticipation
for what he will taste in each sip
he drinks as if it’s his first time
Lifts the cup to his mouth
a man who’s been practicing all his life,
each time tasting something new.

— Amy Oyematsu

Sunday Sutta with Sunim

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On Sunday mornings Rev. Hye Wol Sunim gives a dhamma talk and answers questions to provide a detailed an in-depth explanation of the Buddha’s teachings from the standpoint of the meditative practitioner. The intention of these sessions is to support a deepening of one’s practice through an exploration of the discourses of the Buddha. Rev. Sunim brings his depth of experience in both Theravadan (vipassana) and Mahayana (zen) traditions to an understanding of dhamma practice.

Rev. Hye Wol Sunim was first ordained in Sri Lanka in 1977 and took robes in the Korean Zen tradition in 1984. Rev Sunim studied with Buddhist masters in Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. He arrived in the US in 1991. He translates Pali texts and teaches the early Pali canon. Rev. Sunim founded the Meditation Center for Zen Communities and is planning a meditation Center in Southern California. Rev. Sunim is the guiding dhamma teacher for LA Dharma and The Insight Center.

Sutta Sundays include 2 periods of meditation, a dhamma talk and a Q&A period.

All are welcome.

There is no charge, donations are accepted. Tea and water are provided.