Hi Micah, welcome to Dharmawheel!
Visiting temples as a practice can have a great impact and can be very meritorious. You are apparently only 23 km. from Daegu/Taegu, the site of a major Jogye temple, Donghwasa
In the past couple of decades more and more Korean Buddhist laypeople have begun practicing meditation. Having never been to Korea I don't personally know if the Jogye order has extended meditation retreats to non-Koreans as well. But it would be well-worth checking that out. There is also a temple stay program in many temples now.Chinul
was the historic founder of the Jogye order, following both Zen (Seon) and Pure Land traditions. Chinul is a very impressive person historically and a very deeply enlightened Zen master. Korean Buddhism is excellent. Robert Buswell
was a Jogye monk (and his books are really excellent) so there is some access to Jogye activities at least in some places around Korea. There is also more than one Western Sunin (Zen monk/teacher) and Soen Sa Nim (Zen master/teacher) now. Hyon Gak Sunim
, for example, has many Youtube videos and teaches in Korea. Here's
a series of his teaching on the Diamond Sutra.
Kwan Seum Boesal!
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