KOREAN TEMPLESTAY & TEMPLE FOOD CULTURAL WEEK
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In honor of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the Cultural Week of Korean Templestay and Temple Food in New York City will be celebrated from September 26th through September 28th. The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism returns to New York City to host the Cultural Week for the fourth time and is excited to share this special part of Korean culture with the general public for the first time. The Cultural Week will be overseen by Beop Song, Buddhist nun chef from Yeongseonsa of Daejeon City, South Korea. She has been actively sharing her expertise in temple cuisine by teaching cooking classes, delivering food to the underprivileged elderly, and publishing cooking columns and a cookbook. A wide range of events during the Cultural Week, from exhibitions, mini workshops, lectures, cooking demonstrations, tastings to dinners, will provide memorable experiences and learning opportunities about Korean templestay and temple food to any interested New Yorkers.
Through the Korean templestay program, participants have a chance to experience the meditational tradition of Korean Buddhism that has been passed down for over 1,700 years and to reflect on their own lives in the midst of beautiful nature. With the practice of Korean temple food, participants will learn to eat the necessary amount of food in whole and to keep mindful of the body and mind, which goes beyond the act of eating.
The Cultural Week of Korean Templestay and Temple Food in NYC, in the spirit of harmonious coexistence with nature, will be held at Astor Center for three days from September 26th through September 28th.