Here's the drum on the upper level. It too is really huge, like as tall as me. It was great fun to hear them every morning and night!
Here is an equally bad picture of the Meditation Hall. It is practically austere compared to the Buddha Hall. My seat was at the far end and I got to look out the window that you can see at the end there. This was actually a very breezy nice room being up as high as it was and full of windows. I really enjoyed sitting here.
I was always amazed by the art everywhere. It felt like almost every surface was covered with paintings. Here are a couple of painting from hallways. The second one is in the hallway on the way to the store room!
This is my bedroom for my stay. Wonder of wonders, I got a single for the entire time I was there. That almost never happens on a long retreat. You always have to share.
There was only one minor disadvantage. It was on the top floor next to the Meditation Hall. Where was the bathroom? Ground floor. So imagine me facing this trip at least once a night. I made sure to hold the railing all the way down!
Here we go:
Made it to the Buddha Hall! (Notice the shoe rack).
Okay, made it to the second floor.
And we're here!And once I'd taken care of business, of course, there was the climb back up.
Lucy say, "Enh..." (Well, Lucy say a couple other things but this is a family show.)
Tomorrow, the seriously cool people I met at Hwa Gye Sa!