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The Whole World Is a Single Flower Conference

October 8–18, 2023
Musangsa Temple, South Korea

Whole World Is a Single Flower Conference

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The Whole World Is a Single Flower Conference
October 8–18, 2023

Location: Musangsa Temple, South Korea
Theme: Zen Traditions in an Ever-Changing World

October 8, 2023: Arrival at Incheon Airport for all participants

October 18th: End of conference.

October 19th: Participants can travel to Hong Kong for Su Bong Monastery’s event for their 30th Anniversary
(October 21 -23, 2023), extend stay in Korea or plan to travel home.

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The Whole World is a Single Flower Conference


Lotus flower and the universal truth

Two thousand five hundred years ago on Vulture Peak in India, the Buddha picked up a lotus flower and demonstrated universal truth. At the end of World War II, Zen Master Man Gong took a petal from the leaf of the Korean national flower, dipped it in ink, and wrote a rough calligraphy that read: “The Whole World Is a Single Flower.”

This means equality, harmony and peace. It means that you and I, the sun and moon, earth and sky, air and water, are fundamentally not separate or different. We each have the same root.

It was the great hope of Zen Master Man Gong that all human beings return to this common root, our original substance, and from the root, a single beautiful world flower of equality, harmony, and peace might again appear.

Zen Master Seung Sahn founded the Whole World Is a Single Flower (WWSF) conference as a way to bring people from many different countries and traditions together in the spirit of unity and harmony.

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