Top Gun Workshop

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When

Monday, February 1, 2016 - Monday, February 22, 2016

Where

Cheong Pyeong
267-33, Misari-ro
Seorak-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do 477-855
Korea, South

For Whom

Current and next generation leaders and Unificationists

About

 At True Mother’s personal request, we are now preparing the next Global Top Gun Leader’s Workshop in Cheongpyeong. This is a chance to inherit the tradition of True Parents and prepare for a new generation of leadership in our movement.

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“From now on, the life of people with a public mission must be clear. They must be transparent. Their words and action must be one and the same, and they must practice that. In other words, you should not take the words you say lightly. I sincerely hope that you will become leaders of virtue. Being true and sincere is this model. Hence, let us build a culture that welcomes with open arms anyone that leaves and anyone that comes.”

True Mother

Testimonies from Last Top Gun

“Thank you for letting me meet True Mother. That was an experience I will never forget.”
 
“I gained the courage and confidence to witness and teach Divine Principle and True Parents’ words to my neighbors.”
 
“I realized (again) the importance of action and responsibility in my life. God is powerless to help me if I do not take action and invite help. God wants to help me fulfill my dreams, especially if I keep God and True Parents as a priority. I’m going to start making action steps as a part of my prayers.”
 
“Really awesome! The down-to-earth atmosphere was awesome and also how young and older Unificationists and staff were all trusted and worked together.”

Schedule

This will be a 21-day workshop. Top Gun workshop participants will join in the Holy Day activities with True Mother and other festivities.

This is an international workshop. Here’s who registered so far:

 

Event Fee

True Mother is covering the cost of the workshop for all participants. A $100 cash donation is recommended for a gift to True Mother.

The cost of the workshop includes food, lodging and travel during the workshop.
Participants are required to book and pay for their air travel to Korea. 

FAQ

What is Cheong Pyeong Honor Code

Who is this workshop for?

Current and next generation leaders, ages 20-50

What is this workshop about?

True Mother is now calling those that will be leading our movement over the next 40 years to come together and inherit the tradition of True Parents. This is a chance to prepare for a new generation of leadership.

Why “Top Gun"?

In the summer of 1986 the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun swept the American imagination with its tale of heroism, love, doubt, bravery and redemption. Inspired by the movie, True Father created an elite group of American leaders he called the “Top Guns” and challenged them to be the “best of the best.” They went out to share the good news of True Parents with America working in every field—religion, politics, diplomacy, business, media, education, the arts, and more.

Today, True Mother is calling on a new generation of Top Guns—young men and women between their twenties to late forties—and challenging them to take up the new work of True Parents and meet the ambitious goals of Vision 2020.

When is it?

The 21-Day Workshop begins February 1st and ends February 22nd.

Why should I go?

Move the heart of True Mother

True Mother is following the developments of this workshop daily and hopes that we can send at least 40 representatives to show that America is standing with her.  We have the opportunity right now to bring peace and assurance to True Mother’s heart.

Connect and collaborate with fellow new age leaders

This workshop will be an opportunity to network with dynamic leaders who are anxious to unite and take our global peace movement to the next level. 

Replenish our spirit

Cheong Pyeong is a holy place designated by True Parents as a restored Garden of Eden and an original hometown where visitors from around the world can naturally experience God. Many testify that it provides a sacred environment unlike any other, conducive to personal transformation both physically and spiritually.

Connect with the founding roots of the movement

The program is focused on the connecting with our core teachings and traditions. In addition, this we will visit Yeosu and Pusan, both very significant places of True Parents’ life. Make unforgettable memories in the fatherland!

What does the cost cover?

The workshop fee includes food, lodging and travel in Korea during the workshop between February 1-22. Participants are required to book and pay for their air travel to Korea. Transportation to Cheongpyeong from Incheon airport will be covered.

Can I attend only part of the workshop?

All participants must attend for at least 21 days. In other words, in case a participant attends the workshop late, he/she must complete 21 days.

When should I arrive and depart?

Please arrive in Korea by February 1st. We will schedule pick ups according to itineraries we receive. Plan to depart February 22nd, some time during the afternoon or evening may be most convenient for you.

What should I bring?

Required Items

  1. One week supply of clothes. It will be cold so dress warm (you’ll be able to wash clothes throughout the workshop).
  2. One week supply of white shirts and thin sports pants for Holy Song Sessions
  3. Shoes, i.e. sneakers (We will climb the holy ground every day)
  4. A pen/pencil, a notebook
  5. A sufficient supply of any needed prescription medicine or other medicine not readily available in Korea
  6. Medical insurance for Traveling Abroad (Traveler’s Insurance)
  • Even if you get medical insurance, you will be asked to pay the hospital fee first and receive reimbursement later by submitting required documents, when you go back to your country. Please prepare $100 cash for emergency medical expenses, and know what papers you need to receive from the hospital to receive reimbursement.
  • But please check details with the company whether it can be used in South Korea or not.
  1. Hoon Dok Textbooks:
  1. Umbrella or raincoat. (There will be many rainy days!!) Put name on item!
  2. FM radio(for listening to the translated lectures)
  3. Toiletries
  4. Towels (We strongly recommend you do not bring big bath towels because they do not dry well and they make the locker rooms humid, which leads to mold. Please bring smaller towels (sports towels) to use for showers.
  5. A set of dress clothes for the Cheong Jeong Gung
    1. Women: White blazer/dress, dress shoes
    2. Men: Dark suit, white shirt, dress shoes, a red tie, a white tie and one of another color
  6. Set of formal attire for other special events
  7. Sweater or jacket – it will be cold!

Suggested Items

  1. You should bring a duvet cover, sheets, or your own sleeping bag. There are public-use sleeping bags in Cheongpyeong, but they might not be cleaned that often.
  2. Hand sanitizer
  3. Backpack or bag to carry personal items around the training center
  4. If you are not familiar with Korean food (hot spicy food), granola bars, tuna cans, peanut butter, cereals, etc. can be helpful.
  5. Holy robes and blessing ring if participating in ancestor blessing
  6. Vitamins
  7. Cough medicine, cold medicine.

Please remember to write names on clothes. Please follow this rule to prevent laundry from getting mixed up or lost.

Money

Trainees will need petty cash during the time of their stay.

(Exchange rate will differ daily.)

– White t-shirts: 10,000won ~12,000won

– Thin pants: 10,000 ~ 12,000won

– Laundry: washer – 1,000won / drier – 1,000won each time

– Sauna: 2,000won (once a week if one wishes to go)

– International phone cards: 10,000won

– Workshop photos: small size – 2,000won / group pictures – 4,000won (not mandatory)

– Donation Money as an expression of gratitude (Cheon Jung Gung, Sunday Services, etc.)

Contact

Demian Dunkley
ddunkley@unification.org
212-997-0050 ex. 459