Meditation

In Tong-Il Moo-Do training, there is a three minute meditation period before and after class. Its purpose is to allow a student to establish inner harmony with the spirit of the dojang. This internal preparation requires bringing one's heart, thought, and action into focus on the Tong-Il Moo-Do practice.

This meditation period is a vital aspect of every training session for it serves as a strong reminder of the spiritual purpose of Tong-Il Moo-Do training. Meditation before and after each practice anchors the motivation of the student in the spirit of truth, beauty, and goodness.

The proper meditation posture is to kneel respectfully, facing the front of the dojang. The back should be straight, the head slightly bowed, the eyes closed, and the hands atop the thighs. Breathing evenly, the student should meditate on the purpose, objectives, or tenets of Tong-Il Moo-Do.

To assist the student in gathering his focus, the instructor may give an inspirational message to encourage spiritual discipline and character development. Such a message should be received attentively, and considered carefully by each student at the opening meditation, as well as at the closing one. In this way, meditation is an important means to affirm the inner nature and purpose of Tong-Il Moo-Do training.

 

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