- Jeondeungsa Temple
- The oldest temple in this historical region …
Jeondeungsa Temple is located on Ganghwa Island, which has been a historically significant place from the time of ancient Joseon (i.e. the birth of the Korean people), until the present day. So naturally, the atmosphere is quite different than other places as you make your way up to the temple. After you get out of your car and start to make your way up the mountain, you’ll notice that it’s totally encircled by a fortress. This is the Samnang Fortress, which was designed to help protect the land from foreign invaders. You should pass through the fortress gate to enter the temple, as these days the entrance to the temple is actually what was once the old fortress gate. It’s been said that Jeondeungsa was founded in the Goguryeo Period, during the reign of King Sosurim (381 C.E.) by the Ven. Ado, who called it Jinjongsa Temple. If it’s true, then Jeondeungsa can be considered to be the temple having the oldest history in all of Korea. During the Goryeo Dynasty, Jinjongsa fought against the invasion of the Mongol hordes, and helped bring about the revival of Buddhism. The Goryeo Royal Family set up their temporary court on Ganghwado Island after fleeing from the city of Gaeseong, and constructed a temporary palace within the temple grounds, which was a great boon for Jinjongsa. When the royals returned to the capital city of Gaegyeong, during the reign of King Chungryeol (1282), the name of the temple was changed to Jeondeungsa after the Queen made offerings of sutras and a jade lantern to the temple. During this period of the Joseon Dynasty, when Confucianism was worshipped and Buddhism largely suppressed, Jeondeungsa didn’t lose its position as a significant temple. In the reign of King Sukjong (1678), the temple was charged with protecting the ancestral records of the Joseon Dynasty royal family, so from 1719 until 1910 Jeondeungsa’s senior monk always held the highest position of any monk in the Joseon Dynasty. Jeondeungsa currently has a Daeoongbojeon (Main Buddha Hall), Yaksajeon (Medicine Buddha Hall), and giant temple bell, among other cultural treasures. One interesting story is that on one of the eaves of the Main Buddha Hall there is the figure of a naked woman, presumably carved by the broken-hearted carpenter whom she had scorned.Jeondeungsa’s Templestay ProgramTemplestay offers a unique opportunity to gain peace of mind and new cultural experiences by participating in the daily life of Buddhist monastics at a traditional Buddhist temple set in beautiful nature. Participants can choose either to follow the daily routine of monks by joining Buddhist services, communal work, formal monastic meals, meditation and dialogue with the monk, or just relax and choose whatever activities one fancies in order to have a restful time. ※ We accept reservation only from a month prior to your arrival. We prefer online pre-payment due to no-shows. Otherwise participants need to prepare cash as we do not have credit card facility and theres no ATM(domestic only).
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (your inquiries) Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/jeondeungsa Website: http://www.jeondeungsa.org (Korean) http://eng.templestay.com * Information of Templestay participation fee Private Room - Weol Song Yo - Ae-eo (1~3persons can stay) - I-haeng (1~3persons can stay) - Dong-sa (1~5persons can stay) - Bang-pyeon (1~5persons can stay) * -Adult:KRW 70,000 Student:KRW 50,000 (each additional night : Adult: KRW40,000 Student:30,000) Private Room -Kang Seol Dang - Beop-hwa No.1~3 (1~3persons can stay) - Kum-gang No.1~3 (1~3persons can stay) * -Adult:KRW 60,000 Student:KRW 40,000 (each additional night : Adult: KRW30,000 Student:20,000) Large Room - Weol Song Yo (Dae-bang)-1~14 persons can stay * -Adult:KRW 50,000 Student:KRW 30,000 (each additional night : Adult: KRW30,000 Student:20,000) Remarks 1. Additional participants stay in Weol Song Yo, * Adult :KRW 70,000 * Student: KRW 50,000 Additional participants stay in Kang Seol Dang, * Adult :KRW 60,000 * Student: KRW 40,000 Additional participants stay in Weol Song Yo(large room) * Adult :KRW 50,000 * Student: KRW 30,000 2. If participants want to have a repose program during the weekend, they might share room with other participants in a large room. ◆ Paticipation Fee is exactly equal both repose and experimental program. ◆ Bank account (Jeondeungsa) : 243041-51-046091, Nong Hyup(NH) Bank ◆ Information : Administrative office : 032-
- Guinsa Temple
- Guinsa Temple, located on Mt. Sobaeksan, is the main temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order. The temple serves as a religious center for 2 millions of Cheontae Buddhists who follow the Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak. In addition, among the peaks magnificently lined up around Gukmangbong peak within Sobaeksan Mountains, the temple area lies beneath Yeonhwaji peak (Lotus Flower Area).The lotus-leaf shape of the area has given it its current name Yeonhwaji. The mysterious charm of the mountains has led to its reputation as a holy place of Mahayana Buddhism. The Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak established a temple in Yeonhwaji. The mysterious charm of the mountains in 1945 as part of his vow to revive Buddhism, to protect the nation, and to save all beings. Guinsa Temple began when he designated it, Guinsa(Salvation and Kindness Temple), a place to save all sentient beings. At this time, the Grand Patriarch built a tiny thatched hut with intertwined arrowroot vines. After a period of austere practice, he achieved a complete awakening. Having opened the door to the resplendent Dharma, his refined wisdom and integrity led him to accept numerous disciples. At present, Guinsa Temple, the head temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order, had stretched itself as the biggest merciful and miraculous temple in Korea. It is also known to people as the miraculous and mystic praying retreat, and is even more famous because everyones wishes come true well here. ★How to make a reservation for a Temple Stay at Guinsa ★ For any inquiry or reservation, please email email@example.com Please fill the following form to apply as below. Example) 1. Full name: Sophia Kang. 2. Date: 2015/04/18 ~ 2015/04/19. 3. Gender: Female. 4. Age: 29. 5. Nationality: United States of America. 6. Occupation: Teacher. 7. Religion: Buddhism. 8. Uniform size (S/M/L provided at the temple): Small. 9. Phone number: (000) 123- 4567. Note: 1. Weekend Program A 28th-29th of March, 11th-12th of April. 2. Weekend Program B 4th-5th of April, 18th-19th of April. 3. More programs : 2~3, 4~5, 9~10, 13~14 of May. 4. Special programs : 23~24, 23~25 of May :Buddha's Birthday Festival.
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