Our first clue was to go to a certain apartment building in town and find a golden animal. This golden animal was supposed to lead us to someone named "Geumee Umma". Once we found the animal (which happened to be a golden retriever) and Guemee Umma, we were told to return on the day of the next full moon. Mysterious, no?
The only other instructions given were to wear suitable trekking shoes and to meet at 9 in the morning. From the e-mail we knew that we'd be meeting a "special" monk but we had no idea what it really entailed. So at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning the Boy, his mother, Corey, Paul, and myself met up with Geumee Umma, jumped in her car, and went here.
It was a ridiculously beautiful and painful hike. It was definitely off the beaten path yet we noticed there were quite a few people heading the same way that we were. When we finally reached our destination we were greeted by these babies...
When we finally reached the temple we could hear a monk chanting and we could see women bowing in prayer. There were also women in the courtyard that were preparing a meal of sorts. Being that no one really spoke English we used hand gestures to ask if they needed help but were sent to explore instead. It wasn't until after their prayers that we were able to officially meet Monk Mook Sul.