The Sound of Ecstasy and Nectar of Enlightenment:
Buddhist Ritual Song & Dance from Korea
Performed by Bhuddist monks from Korea, Members of the Young San Preservation Group are led by the Venerable Monk Song Am who was taught the original ceremonies from the only masters to keep these rituals and ceremonies in tact through the oppression of Korea by the Chinese and Japanese respectively. The group is seven monks large and perform these traditional ceremonies to bring about the correct state of mind for meditation and enlightenment. However, while their ceremonies are typically Bhuddist, they are also singular to Korean Bhuddist Sects.
The program is as follows:
Sutra changing with a walk around temple grounds before pre-dawn service to awaken all the natures.
Sutra to request Namudaesunginrowang Bodisattva for guiding all other Bodisattva and all living creatures to the temple.
Butterfly Dance noting commencement of ceremony.
Para Dance for offering food Bodhisattva and requesting a response.
Sutra to ask Bodhisvatta to take a seat and with all living creatures to be enlightened together.
Drum Dance wishing all the creatures to obtain wisdom and enlightenment with listening to the sound of a drum.
Butterfly Dance offering flowers to Triple Gem.
Sutra to offer food to Triple Gem.