This Korean Zen Buddhist documentary shows a retreat that is a 1000 year old tradition.This 3 month retreat is filmed from Baek Hung Temple, located in the mountains of Korea. It follows a group of nuns while they make efforts to reach enlightenment.
Known as “Dong Ahn Geo”, this practice involves long hours in silence while pondering koans and doing walking meditation in different areas around the temple. The serene images are set against cold silence that is interspersed with the sound of rain fall, birds, and ritual items.
An interesting look into the community driven practice of Korean Zen Buddhism.