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- Nov. 15~16 2014 TempleStay Review(2014-11-21)
Emillja, 21, femail, Lithuania
Temple stay was new and different experience for me. I'm glad I could get to know move about Buddhism and practice meditation. Staying in a temple was one of the most interesting experience in Korea.
Michela, 24, female, Germany
It was very interesting for me to get into Buddhist culture and the practices. I highly appreciate your efforts to translate everything. That gave me the feeling to be very welcome. Thank you very much for the experience! It was really great staying in this temple.
- Nov. 8~9 TempleStay Review(2014-11-10)
Kimanh, 21, Femail, U.S.A
I'm came to this temple stay on behalf of my parents who are Buddhists(in America) and as escape away from our fast paced society. Being here and immersing myself in a temple stay in Korea in comparison to the one I've visted in america was extremely different. My ethnicity is Vietnamese so it was refreshing take on temple life in comparison to the Vietnamese temple. I gained so much insight about myself, my relationships, and how were all interconnected. I fell like I've been given a gentle slap on the cheek I am in control of my own happiness and I Will not let stress of school, family work society and homes me hold me down. Loved it.
Nea, 22, Femail, Filand
All the virtue, meditations, bows made me realize I have been living too busy life, been too hard on myself and not given time for myself just to relax and take a deep breath. I didn't even realize how much I needed to experience this temple stay until I came here.
Katinka, 23, Femail, Norway
It has been a wonderful time, I think one of the best things was to meet new people and that we all went to templestay with the goal to relax, learn and be happy. I found everybody very supporting, and so nice that there always was helping and explaining if I didn't understand something.
Thomas, 25, mail, Norway
I had a great time here during the templestay. It was very interesting to experience the daily life of buddhist monks. It is a very beautiful temple and spending time ere was really relaxing. Also a great chance to meet a lot of nice people.
Katherine, 27, Femail, Canada
I enjoyed many new experience...3am chanting ceremony, tea ceremony, direct communication with sunim. Gave me a good perspective of how monks live, think as well as teaching from Buddhism that anyone can follow.
- Nov. 7~8 2014 TempleStay Review(2014-11-10)
YustinaSari, 50, Femail, Indonesia
TempleStay program is a special program for healing people from life confusion, stress and fed up. Its give myself time to reflection about the life I pass through.
The program also help me understand Korea and Buddhism. Understand the life of sunim makes me value our life.
The program is package efficient and effective. Thank you very much for all enlightenment experience I got in YongJooSa!!
- Oct. 25~26 2014 TempleStay Review(2014-10-26)
Kevin Horan, male, 22s, U.S.A
I am happy I did this templestay, it not only allowed me a great opportunity to see the beautiful temple and landscape in the fall, but let me explore monastic practices and Korean Buddhism more. I have studied all different kinds of Buddhism except Korean, but I find it unique and fascinating. I would have liked to have had more interesting experiences or experience more of the monks activities rather than many of the group activities, however these group activities were beneficial.
Theresa Lindnor, female, 23s, Germany
I had a great and relaxing time at the temple. It was special to experience Buddhist life so closely. Everybody was more than welcoming and friendly. Thank you so much.
Tiphaine Tellier,female, 20s, France
It was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. Sharing their program with people I didn't know helped me open up more easily and realize the importance of relationships with others. It was a peaceful stay that noted both my body and mind. Thank you.
- Oct. 23~24 2014 TempleStay Review(2014-10-24)
Jeremy Brihkerhoff, male, 26s, U.S.A
This was a wonderful experience. I was given a glance into the life of a Buddhist monk. Learning about their way of living and loving the whole around into how to do that as well.
Jane Kim, female, 25s, U.S.A
It was my first time doing a temple stay and I had no expectations but it was a great and such an interesting experience. I learned so much about Buddhism and about myself. It was refreshing to participate in the programs like the 108 bows that I have never experienced before.
Mattew Elmore, male, 26s,U.S.A
Good energy, Good food. Very interesting to learn about Buddhism.
- Oct. 18~19 2014 TempleStay Review(2014-10-24)
Megan Walker, femal, 23s, Canada
Thank you so much for this experience! I enjoyed my stay and feel as though I have learned a lot about the Buddhist religion, as well as the life style of the monks. The interpreters were greatly appreciated.
Jacqueline Vandervennen, female, 24s, Canada
Very friendly interpreters- they were much appreciated. Nice program and activities. I eally enjoyed the experience! Thank you!
Eleonora Tralongo, female, 30s, Italy
I had relax weekend. Interesting experience of buddhist life. And interesting search happiness life.
- Oct. 9 2014 Temple life review(2014-10-24)
Romina Salazar, female, 31s, Argentina
I really enjoyed the Templestay experience. Thank you very much for the special date for us. We with my husband appreciate your effort!
Jorge Ramon Monroy, male, 31s, Argentina
This is a really beautiful experience for me. I was curious about the temple life since I was a little child. I really enjoy the experience with my wife. Thank you very much for the special date
- Oct. 4~5 2014 TempleStay review(2014-10-24)
Gorka Otaza Ayala, male, 35s, Spain
I've really enjoyed my time in this temple. As foreigner I think I've lost some of the korean comments or discussions, but the translator did her best as they were long specials. Sunims are accessible and down to earth (as Buddhist should be). I hope they have enjoyed having foreigners here, as the other korean people. I suppose it wasn't easy for them to wait all the time english translation
Morgant Coline, female, 20, France
It was a nice day. I especially liked the 3:30am walk meditation from the temple to templestay center
Sarah Brown, female, 23, U.S.A
I thought I would really not liking up at 3am, but I am glad I did, because I really enjoyed attending the early service. The whole stay was really great
Jackery Durkin, male, 24s, U.S.A
I really enjoyed the meditation walk and the morning service
Maroussia Quiniou, female, 21s, France
Thank you for all. I learn a lot. I really enjoy the meditation. This place is very peaceful and quiet.
Josephine Fuzeau, female, 20s, France
Good weekend. I liked the walk meditation into the forest. I hope to see you soon! Very peaceful. Nice that monk answered our questions.
Alice Donati, female, 20s, France
Very nice weekend, interesting and peaceful.
I will recommand it for my friends
- Soothing Templastay in Jeondeungsa - Oct 4th~5th(2014-10-10)
It was great, but more than a day will be more useful for me. Of course it helped to "clean" my mind. The whole experience was very well invested time.
I should not doubt myself and that I should always be happy.
I enjoyed my overall stay. I appreciated the buddhist chanting and ceremonies and 108 prostrations best. I enjoyed the hike time and time with the monk. I cleared my mind and the environment is peaceful and serene. I will return.
It was my first time staying in the traditional temple even though I'm a Chinese. When I'm in China, I didn't attent to to this kind of activities. So this time I really felt amazing at the same time peaceful. During the Sean practice, people really can think a lot and get something diffrent in their normal life. And I felt very peaceful during the time staying here.
It was an exciting experience. Besides interesting activities it helped me to raise my mind and feel the enlightenment. Due to these lesson I realized the meaning of life and that we should always appreciate people around us as without them we don't exist. Moreover through 108 prostrations I understood that without pain and difficulties their is no truly meaning in it. I am very thankful for participating in this event.
- With Pagoda lantern -on Oct 1th~2th(2014-10-09)