Martial Arts Instruction,:Shim Gwang Sa, The Mind Light Temple was established in 1981. It is home to and the main training center of World Shim Gum Do Association and American Buddhist Shim Gum Do Association. The temple has ongoing classes in Shim Gum Do, monthly Dharma Talks and offers a residential training program. The temple is located in Brighton, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston. Our classes are open to all – Men, Women and children ( from age 5 and up ).,:Shim Gum Do is an embodiment of Zen and Martial Arts. Shim Gum Do Founding Master Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim began formal Zen study and practice by entering the Hwa Gye Sa in Seoul, Korea under the tutelage of Zen Master Seung Sahn Lee at a young age. After several years of practice, Zen Master Chang Sik Kim underwent a retreat, to attempt to achieve enlightenment. What is enlightenment To speak in words of something is not the thing itself. ‘Enlightenment’ is the great Zen experience of attaining the state of all knowing, of elevating the consciousness, of perceiving beyond the senses and the self, attaining complete emptiness, becoming one with all. During this retreat, the forms of Shim Gum Do were revealed to Zen Master Chang Sik Kim through his elevated state and he ultimately attained Mind Sword enlightenment. Zen Master Chang Sik Kim has brought to life a new art form which transcends the traditional forms of Zen and martial arts by bringing together the non action of Zen meditation and action through the Shim Gum Do forms. Shim Gum Do is a complete system of meditation and action meditation encompassing an entire martial system which includes: Sword, Shin Boep (which translates to mean Body Dharma), Ho Shin Sul (which translates to mean self-defense), Long Stick, Two Sword and Short Stick.
meditation classes, worship service