Schedule ~ 시간표

Welcome to Dae Yen Sa. Individuals and groups are invited for seon meditation, practice and study.
In addition to the regular schedule below, celebrations and ceremonies are held throughout the year. To receive regular information/announcements about events and programs please contact us with your request.




Morning Kido:
Chanting/Bowing Practice
5:15 am -6:50 am
Cheon Su Kyeong/Jebul Tong Cheong/
Shin Jung Cheong & Bowing/Gwan Eum Cheong

Morning Seon Meditation (Monday-Friday):
7:00 am -7:30 am

   1,000 Day Kido
Kwanseum Bosal prayer ~ 관세음 보살
Bodhisattva of infinite wisdom and compassion
Daily chants, blessings, and 104 prostrations / Began August, 2014

   3,000 Day Kido
Shin Jung Cheong prayer ~ 신중전
Guardians and Protectors
Daily chants, blessings, and 104 prostrations / Began May 20, 2014


Morning Seon Meditation (Monday-Friday):
7:00 am – 7:30 am

Wednesday Night Dharma:
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seon Meditation, Sutras/Commentaries,
Dharma talk, Chanting,Tea

Saturday Morning Practice:
9:00 am -12:30 pm
Yoga or Qigong, Tea,
Seon Meditation, Sutra Recitation/Chanting
Vegetarian lunch

Sunday Seon Meditation:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
25-minutes sitting/10-minutes walking/25-minutes sitting
Seon meditation instruction available between 8:30 am-8:50 am
Note: meditation not held on ceremony days

Sunday Buddhist Service:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Traditional Korean Liturgy


Seon Meditation Retreat Day:
First Saturday of each month
9:00 am -3:00 pm
Saturday morning practice with
sitting/walking/working meditation
and dharma talk in afternoon.
Noble silence practiced throughout the day
Full Day Retreat Dana (Offering) is $35
Includes vegetarian lunch and tea.
FREE for Seniors and Students.
Register here

Sunday Buddhist Service:
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Traditional Korean Liturgy
Cheon Su Kyeong/Jebul Tong Cheong/
Shin Jung Cheong/Gwan Eum Cheong

Buddha Birthday & Lotus Lantern Celebration – 
부처님 오신날:
Yearly celebration includes lotus lantern offerings, traditional liturgy, bathing baby Buddha ceremony, and community reception with vegetarian meal (May).
Learn more.

Baek Jung Cheondo Jae Annual Memorial Service:
Collective yearly service for Deceased Ancestors (August). Learn more.
For more information please contact us

Cheondo Jae Memorial Services:
By Request service for Deceased Ancestors. Learn more.
For more information please contact us

Dana (Offering)
Dana is generosity or giving, a form of alms. It is the practice of cultivating generosity, characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go. Dana as a formal religious act has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the benefactor. Giving without seeking anything in return is foundational spiritual practice. While many of our programs are free, Dae Yen Sa subsists largely on the donations of members and guests. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Learn more about Dana attitude and practice, click here…

Days of Refuge (Retreats)
Dae Yen Sa offers a full Day of Refuge each first Saturday of the month for Seon meditation practice. In addition, we are available to lead groups who may be interested in scheduling their own day of meditation and mindfulness. Dae Yen Sa has welcomed many groups; from spiritual organizations, high schools, colleges, womens’ groups, to religious, interfaith and cultural groups. If you would like to schedule a day of mindfulness for your specific group please contact: Bo Gak Sunim

Please dress comfortably and respectfully. Loose fitting pants, yoga or sweat pants allow the most comfortable range of movement when practicing sitting meditation, yoga and qi gong. Please wear appropriate shirts and tops, avoiding provocative styles and inappropriate graphics. Shoes must be removed upon entering the temple.

The Grounds
Dae Yen Sa temple is located in rural New Hartford, CT. As such, we are surrounded by nature—crushed stone and dirt paths, grassy slopes, sometimes mud, snow, ice, etc. We do our best to keep walkways clean and clear, and ask guests to move around the property mindfully and carefully. We have several devotional sites on the property where individuals may make offerings, and practice walking meditation. Grounds are not wheelchair accessible at this time.


Dae Yen Sa International Buddhist Temple
and Meditation Center
19 Kinsey Road
New Hartford, CT 06057

Monastery: 860-489-3254