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Meditation

Explore the vast physiological and psychological benefits of meditation that has been practiced for thousands of years and validated by modern scientific research. Learn how to meditate through a structured approach that systematically guides you through the various meditation techniques that develop mental clarity, focus, inner awareness and profound relaxation. Each session consists of sitting meditation, self-administered acupressure massage, and a short Tong-Gong Health Exercise routine. We have a meditation technique suitable to meet your needs: Zen, breath-work, mindfulness, relaxation, PMR (Progressive Muscle Relaxation), sound, AT (Autogenic Training), and moving meditation.

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Healing Arts

The Healing Arts have been developed and refined for many centuries as a method for strengthening the body and preventing and alleviating illness.

The therapeutic action of its movements lies in beneficial effects on the flexibility of joints and tendons, on circulation and the cardiovascular system, and on the coordination and reflexes of the central nervous system, including the cerebral cortex. It massages the liver, heart, lungs, the organs of digestion and the lymph system. It helps corrects abnormal reactions of the organism

 

Healing Arts (Tong Gong) is based on Oriental Medicine. The harmonization of Nae-Gong (internal) and Wae-Gong it leads to a balance of mind, body and spirit.

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Five Elements Meditation --- COMING SOON ---

Based on the principles of the 5 Element Theory. The ongoing year-round curriculum changes with the seasons. Each season has its appropriate practices of breathing, visualization, meditation object, etc. The exercises reflect the body's internal changes thus promoting physiological, emotional, and psychological well-being.

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CALM™ Corporate Meditation Program
for Business, School & Treatment Center Settings

The CALM™ Program (Comprehensive Approach to Learning Meditation) uses a carefully developed combination of evidence-based modalities, including:

meditation, breathing, visualization, gentle Yoga, oriental Tong-Gong health exercises

​The CALM™ Program is offered as weekly virtual or on-site classes over a span of 8 to 12 weeks, arming participants with techniques to relieve stress, fatigue, and anxiety levels. With expert guidance and practice, the lessons learned have the potential to transform individual lives and workplaces - whether working from home or in the office!

Included: Customized classes taught by certified Zen instructors who are experts in the field; Access to members-only online resources

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Lotus Scouts

The Lotus Scouts includes Taekwondo classes, chess club, archery, hiking, camping, community service and countless other projects and adventures. Although Lotus Scouts are governed by the Buddhist ideals, in particular the Six Perfections, being a Buddhist is not mandatory and membership is open to all eligible parties.  

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Touching Earth Outdoor Adventures

We lead our daily lives detached from nature, continuously boxed-in by our homes, cars, and for so many of us, our office or corporate buildings separated from the earth by concrete and asphalt.  Touching Earth Programs are meant to rekindle that intimate connection with nature, putting us back in touch with its beauty and wonder through outdoor activities.  A nature walk, a hike, a camping or a rafting trip, or simply some time spent on the beach listening to the soothing sounds of the waves, can give you a great emotional lift and may just be the healing you need. Join us for any of our ventures into nature’s embrace where everything can be a lesson, and each lesson extends far out into our daily living.

 

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Deer Park Academy

Deer Park Academy is the Zen Center’s educational branch .Deer Park Academy offers “majors” in the following areas of study: Dharma, Meditation, Healing Arts, Fellowship Certifications, and Enrichment. All courses are open to the public however some courses have prerequisites All courses are also classified by type. T.P. or Theory & Practice courses are those courses where complimentary to the academics there is a requirement of practicum. S.A. are Stand Alone courses of theory only that do not require practicum. W.S. are hands-on workshops where a single workshop covers the topic.

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Soshimsa Traditional Archery Club (S.T.A.C.)

The mission of the Soshimsa Traditional Archery Club is the preservation of the ancient art of traditional Korean archery as well as its promotion as a wonderful recreational activity suitable for man and women. Archery is a sport as well as an art. It’s a relaxing and meditative. Members are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards in their support, practice, promotion and preservation of the art.

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Outreach

The Thousand Hands Outreach is an expression of altruism  and an integral part of Zen tradition.   Our Outreach programs offer an opportunity to put into practice the compassionate teaching of Zen and apply them to where they matter most, daily life.

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Soshimsa Women's Group (S.W.G)

The mission of The Soshimsa Woman’s Group (SWG) is to support and empower each other, to promote personal spiritual growth, and to enjoy and prosper together in genuine fellowship, through shared experiences, talents and gifts. We support the mission of Soshimsa Zen Center and the monastic community.

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Sunday Prayer Service

A traditional Korean-style chanting and bowing practice. Concludes with a Zen teaching ( in English ). Followed by a light lunch of fruit and tea.

Keith

I think it is where enlightenment dwells.

Silk

I've come here with my hair every which way, including a pink mohawk...never did I get a "look" or feel judged.

Janice

Very warm, welcoming, and diverse group of people.

Bob

Beautiful and peaceful.

Wendy

I feel like I've discovered my long-lost family.

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