From the most senior or the youngest temple residents get together and
share the work to be done regardless of the temple's size.
At temples, one maxim passed on since olden times is
"A day without work is a day without food.
" Even simple physical labor imparts the valuable spirit of the community to all who assist.
For Templestay participants communal work(ul-lyeok) usually means washing all the
wooden bowls after eating,
tidying up their bedding or sweeping the courtyard.