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* 지난 여름 골굴사에 2개월동안 수련한 영국인 Simon씨가 기고한 코리안타임즈 기사입니다.

  

Sunmudo: Alive and Kicking


Sunmudo monk, Neong-pa, which means “ability-wave,” practices martial arts in the forests surrounding Golgul Temple, Geongju Province. The roots of Sunmudo can be traced to the Shaolin Monastery, a Buddhist temple located in Henan, China.

By Simon Phillips
Contributing Writer

At Golgul Temple, in the hills of North Gyeongsang Province, three miles from the East Sea, the ancient Zen Martial Art of Sunmudo is still practiced by a handful of Buddhist monks. This powerful form attracts many people to make a temple stay here.

On arrival at the tree-shrouded site, one feels the nature of discipline and peace through Zen. Guests are aware that this is a unique opportunity to experience an ancient spiritual style of fighting.

It is a great privilege to be taught at the far extent of the Eurasian landmass. Here the ``breathe of Zen” begins.

The roots of the Sunmudo discipline can be traced back through the Chinese Shaolin Temple to ancient India. It was the sages of India who first introduced Buddhism to Korea some 1,600 years ago at the time of the Silla Kingdom.

Since then, the martial art has been secretly handed down through the centuries by Buddhist families. Testament to the antiquity of Golgul Temple, a four-meter-high image of Lord Buddha is carved into the rocky outcrop.

This hillside is said to be the site of 12 meditation caves, created by Indian mystics in the ninth century. This is the heartland of Sunmudo.

Sun (Korean) or Zen (Japanese) is the way to attain an intuitive illumination of mind and spirit through meditation. ``Mu” means ``martial” and ``Do” means ``way.”

The training method, in the form of esoteric Buddhism, materializes an eight-fold path developed within four noble truths into a series of body movements.

These consist of calming yoga, chakra breathing, health exercise, and dynamic martial art and weapon techniques. By purifying and harmonizing the three parts of karma _ body, speech and thought _ this training enables one to accomplish Samadhi (peace of mind) and ultimately nirvana.


For the guest, a taste of this awesome art can be experienced first hand: At four a.m. a monk circulates the sleeping quarters whilst chanting and tapping a hollow pitched rhythm with a mogtak (wooden block).

Meditation begins in the temple as the cosmos is waking. Before the birds begin their dawn chorus, the Sunmudo practitioners _ sanga (Buddhist family) _ are deep in meditation whilst scriptures are chanted.

The two white dogs which belong to Grandmaster Seol Jeog-un attend morning chanting with clockwork regularity. They wear prayer beads for collars and have not missed a day in seventeen years. (Perhaps this is why the female has reached the ripe old age of 17, the human equivalent of 120 years old.

Chanting takes place three times a day, in which a temple stay initiate is expected to take part. These chants are made to clear karma (the cycle of rebirth attributed to one’s actions in past lives) in respect of Buddha.

Life in the temple is a constant meditative state. Physical training is based deeply in these Zen meditative principles. One hundred and eight bows are made three times daily, which represent the hundred and eight sins of accumulated karma.

If a monk fails to attend morning ceremony, he must make three thousand prostrations before the Buddha. This may take seven or eight solid hours. This is the discipline of Sunmudo.

Though deeply rooted in Buddhism, Sunmudo has its affect as a powerful method of combat. Visitors can train alongside monks well adapted to making six-foot-high flying kicks and other dextrous feats of attack.

“This was the first temple stay in Korea, since 1992. Last year, two thousand people made a stay here. Would you like to begin your Sunmudo instructor training for two years?,” says the grandmaster, chief director of the World Sunmudo Association. The grandmaster has resided at this temple for 21 years. He has studied Sunmudo for 43 years.

We were warned not to disturb the monks at Golgul. Some lock themselves inside a momongan (temple without gate) for six years of meditation.

These monks have no contact with the outside world. It makes one wonder; that to wilfully undergo such extremes, these monks must be on to something extraordinary. It is the desire of visitors like you and I to learn about these mysteries that is helping Sunmudo to thrive.

For more information on Sunmudo and Golgul temple stay, see www.golgulsa.com and www.sunmudo.com

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