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Jogye Order Provides “Relaxation” for Labourers
Social Labour Committee Hosted “Rest-Oriented” Templestay for Labourers and Social Activists


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Picture 1) Temporary workers, laid-off workers and social activists visited Seonunsa Temple for relaxation. The participants of “Templestay with Neighbors in Our Society” hosted by the Social Labour Committee on Sept. 1

Jogye Order has provided relaxation to labourers who are suffering from low wage and job instability.

Jogye Order’s Social Labour Committee (Chair Ven. Hyechan), along with Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism (Chair Wonkyeong), hosted “Templestay with Neighbors in Our Society” for temporary workers, laid-off workers and social activists at Seonunsa on Sept. 1.

30 labourers and social activists who participated in the templestay found comfort from sharing tea with the monks at the temple and learned meditation techniques to relax body and mind. Min So-yeon who is a social activist said that “the program is much needed for activists and labourers who need to find relaxation.”

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Picture 2) The participants are listening to a lecture on the meditation techniques to relax body and mind.

Social Labour Committee and Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism are hosting such opportunity for the temporary workers and laid-off workers to find relaxation through templestay 4 times per year. The participants do not need to follow a certain faith and the program is free of charge. 30 illegally dispatched and unfairly laid-off workers of Asahi Glass Co. also participated in a templestay at Eunhaesa Temple on August 30.

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Picture 3) 30 illegally dispatched and unfairly laid-off labourers of Asahi Glass Co. participated in a templestay program at Eunhaesa Temple sponsored by Social Labour Committee.

Separately, Social Labour Committee has signed a memorandum of understanding with Woljeongsa Temple to regularly hold templestay programs for labourers and social activists. Yang Hanwoong, the Executive Commissioner of Social Labour Committee stated that "the labourers and social activists who need relaxation should recharge their energy by participating in 3 day or 4 day templestay at Woljeongsa Temple with friends and family."


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