Hello, everyone, my name is Park Myounghee. I’m from the Seomyeon Bodhi Meditation Center. I’d been having sleep issues for a long time due to running a breakfast canteen, which requires me to wake up at 2 or 3 a.m. On top of that, I had a problem with frequent nighttime urination (nocturia). I had to go to the bathroom every one or two hours, waking up at least three times a night. As a result, I seldom got into deep sleep, and I would start my day feeling drained.

I had never really learned The Meditation of Greater Illumination properly; I used to just follow what others were doing. But for this Health & Happiness Retreat, we had Grandmaster JinBodhi personally instructing us. His guidance helped me improve on every movement and mudra, and my visualization improved as well.

These past few days, while performing the Universal Connectivity Mudra, I’ve felt a current of energy in the soles of my feet. When practicing the Wheel Mudra, I’d yawn, tears would uncontrollably flow, and I’d also feel warmth and a pricking sensation in the soles of my feet.

Since attending this eight-day Health & Happiness Retreat, my sleep quality has improved. I sleep soundly every night, and my problem with frequent nighttime urination has been resolved. Even when I have to get up in the wee hours of the morning to set up shop, and then rush to the meditation center for classes after work, I don’t feel tired at all. I am full of energy.

One more gift I received from the retreat: My eyes are no longer bothered by light sensitivity. I used to have to shield my eyes with my hand when looking at things to avoid the harsh sunlight causing irritation. But on the sixth day of the retreat, not only could I see distant buildings clearly, but I also no longer needed to shield my eyes. I am truly grateful to Grandmaster JinBodhi.

(The effects of meditation may vary from person to person.)