Monk Haegak received his Master of Arts degree from the Dongguk University of Buddhism. He is the guidance Buddhist priest of the International Sunmudo Association, Director of the Sunmudo Seoul Principle House and the host of a Sunmudo program on Buddhism TV. He is also a Sunyoga and Sunmudo prelector for Kyunghee University of Physical Education, Korea National University of Arts and Dongguk Extension University.
What exactly is "Sunmudo"? "Sun", or more commonly translated as "Zen" in the western world, is the Buddha’s mind. The study of "Sun" is a journey to find one's original mind. "Mudo" is the theory or path to practising martial arts. "Sunmudo" put together is the practice of physical martial arts and spiritual "sun" to the way of enlightenment.
Our life and our mind are subject to impermanence. Through Sunmudo and Sunyoga, we get closer to the Buddha's mind; we meditate and brush away our body's obsessions. We live a healthier life with correct values and attain true happiness till we finally reach a state of nirvana.