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Hwansan Sunim

Accessing the Universal Energy of Qi

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 05.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hwansan Sunim

A new dimension and power of the human mind and body. For the first time, we become open to the possibility that we don't truly know ourselves as well as we thought.

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

So let me introduce you to Breath Counting Meditation. This is an ancient mental training technique traditionally used by monks to build their power of concentration. First, we have to learn Abdominal Breathing.

'What Am I?'

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 04.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hwansan Sunim

If you're frustrated because you don't know the answer, don't attack the problem on a theoretical level. Instead, first solve the question: What is the thing that's frustrated, the thing that's thinking about it in a frustrating way?

How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Part 1

Hwansan Sunim | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Hwansan Sunim

We've been hearing that the traditional cross-legged meditation posture is too difficult for beginners. This is part one of a special two-part series on how to practice Son meditation while sitting in a chair. Today we'll learn correct meditation posture, a cleansing exercise, and proper breathing technique.

Carolyn Gregoire

This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The West | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, ...

WATCH: A Meditation To Address Workplace Unhappiness

Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion

What happens if you can't stand your job, but you feel unable to leave? According to the teachings of Seon Buddhist monk Hwansan Sunim, feelings o...

WATCH: A Meditation To Treat Our Smartphone Addictions

Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When the American-born Korean Buddhist monk Hwansan Sunim first moved to South Korea 20 years ago, most people he saw on the subways of Seoul read boo...

WATCH: Is Meditation The Path To True Happiness?

Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Can meditation help us to achieve lasting personal happiness? According to the Seon Buddhist tradition, the answer is yes. "To the extent that we ...

WATCH: The Simple, Ancient Practice That Can Help You Deal With Pain and Loss

Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

How do you react when you get upset or hurt? In spite of all the coping methods we learn in the course of our lives -- from our parents, from experts,...

WATCH: Meet The Harvard-Educated Monk Who's Bringing Ancient Wisdom To YouTube

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim is anything but your typical Harvard grad. After college, he earned a post-graduate degree in psychology at NYU, and then rerouted his l...