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Ahnkook Zen Center is located near exit 2 of Anguk Subway Station (line 3, stop 328). Address: 10-3 Gahoe-dong Jongno-gu Seoul, 110-260. Tel: 02-3673-0772/02-744-0772.

The temple is located just north of the COEX Center. It is a major center for the Zen sect of Buddhism.

Dongguk University International Seon Center is located on subway line 3, Dongguk University Stop 332, Exit 6. The Center offers English Dharma talks on Saturday afternoons, usually from 2-4PM.  Info:  ysoo@dgu.edu .

The temple is located near Insa-dong in central Seoul. It is the chief temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Address: 45, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Directions: Subway Line 1 Jonggak Stn. Exit 2 (Stop 131), plus a 5-minute walk / Line 3 Anguk Stn. (Stop 28) Exit 6, plus a 5-minute walk . By Bus: 151, 172, 606,1020, 0015, 0212, 1012, 7012, 7020

Buddhist Library
Offers classes on Buddhism, meditation, and related topics in English and Korean. Please check website for current programs. You are welcome to borrow the numerous English books on Buddhism and spirituality at the library. Info: Library website or 02-730-0173. Getting There: Come out exit #6 of Anguk Subway Station (Stop 328). Make a U-turn, walking away from Insadong. When you pass the police station, you will see a yellow bldg. Look up. There is a white sign "Buddhist English Library of Seoul". 3rd Fl. 

Seoul Shambhala Meditation Group
The Seoul Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group meets in Sadang, Seoul (Line 4) on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of every month between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. The group offers meditation instruction and buddhist book discussion in English, for more details visit their website or email seoul@shambhala.info. English: Group Co-ordinator 010-3439-7725.

Seoul International Zen Center in Hwagy Temple (Hwagaesa) in Suyu-dong. The Zen Center offers a Sunday afternoon meditation class year-round (12:30PM). This class includes meditation instruction, sitting, walking and a Dharma Talk and opportunities to ask questions. It is open to everyone during the Hae Jae period (spring and fall). Address: 487, Suyu 1 dong, Kangbuk-gu, Seoul, 142-875. Contact:  02-900-5225 and hgszencenter@gmail.com. Daily services at 4:00AM and 6:00PM. Directions for public transit on the center website.

Vairocana International Zen Center is located at  59-10, Hongje-2-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. The center offers a program in English on Sunday afternoons: 3:00 Sitting meditation and  Dharma talk. Contact: 02-6012-1731. Directions: Muakjae Station, Line 3, Stop 325, Exit 3. 

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Last Updated on 2016-03-01

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