- Magoksa Temple
- MagoksaMagoksa Templestay is waiting for you. We live a different kind of life here. In the forest you are comforted. It offers kind shelter regardless of who and what you are. While you are staying with us, you can improve yourself ? become more compassionate and understanding, become a better person. This will lead you on the path to opening your heart and becoming truly emancipated. With these experiences your mind will become more peaceful. You have been competing to be number one for a long time. Suddenly you ask yourself, “Where am I going and what for?” And then the answer comes to you, “To the forest which is the right place where I can feel real life and figure out what awaits me.” How to relax? Go to Magoksa Temple forest. Then you will realize you are good enough and that you mange your life well. You will know how to be happy. When you go back to the secular world, you will have empowered yourself. Walking meditation in the forest is another way to reflect upon yourself and see your inner self. Templestay gives you chances not only to experience 1,700 years of Korean culture, spirit and history but to understand respect and create an eco-friendly life. Moreover you will know what temple life is when you join the monastics in their daily activities. Though your stay is short, it will be a valuable time and give you a precious memory. You will know how to be content with yourself and your life.
- 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.
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