Retrospective: 1967 to 2017
Happenings over the last 50 years as SunDo travels from the mountain to the city.
Master Chung San's Descent
While delivering a letter from a mountain temple in South Korea, Chung San met a Tao Master who persuaded him to live a hermit life and practice SunDo. After 20 years of training in the mountains, the Tao Master announced it was time for Chung San to descend into society and begin teaching the practice of SunDo in modern times.
SunDo Re-emerges After 1000 Years
Chung San re-introduced SunDo into Korean society opening the first SunDo practice center in Seoul. For more than 1,000 years previously, it had been practiced exclusively in the mountains, passed down from teacher to student. Eventually, many practice centers became firmly established in Korea's cities and towns under Master Chung San's leadership.
Master Hyunmoon Kim Brings SunDo West
Master Kim, one of twelve masters sanctioned by Chung San, has worked very hard to carry on his teachings here in the US, Europe and Asia. Master Kim attained a Ph. D in the Philosophy of the Human Sciences and has blended his traditional Eastern teachings with an emphasis on academic studies.
Professor Kim's Graduate Program
At Hanseo University in South Korea, Master Kim developed a graduate studies program where students can earn a Master's degree in theoretical and the practical application of SunDo. In addition, the Institute for SunDo-Taoist Cultural Research provides opportunities for academic reserach.
Plans for a New Retreat Center Building
The groundbreaking for a brand new kitchen and dining hall facility is almost underway! In addition, several sleeping cabins will provide accommodations for guests. The Retreat Center expansion will provide a place for many more people to learn about the life-affirming benefits of SunDo practice.