"Into the Stillness" is a short diary that takes the reader directly into the heart of a Korean Buddhist monastery. You enter alone, without a guide, and learn only by watching, listening, and absorbing the stillness. As such, the diary provides something for both general readers and specialists with students in either high school or college who are interested in Asia, Asian history, religion, or culture. Readers will find a sensory journey to supplement their factual study of Buddhism or Comparative Religions. This diary leads the reader into the sights, sounds, and emotion of the ancient temple, and perhaps acts as a guide to calmness and quietness in ones own life.