What is Templestay

Templestay is a unique cultural program which lets you experience the life of Buddhist practitioners at traditional temples which preserved the 1700 year old history of Korean Buddhism.


Finding your 'True-self'

Templestay is a cultural experience program for a better understanding of Korean traditional culture and Korean Buddhism. This short templestay including chanting, meditation, conversation over tea, Buddhist meals will give you a new perspective on your life. We hope you find your ‘True-self’ while staying at a temple.


Types of Templestay

When you want to leave, just resting the trip we dream when you want I want to leave. I want to relax. Well even alone, even better if together. Templestay program to meet special relaxation corners of the beautiful temple is the place to go when you need a comma mind rest of life.

One-day Templestay

A program designed for those who have a busy lifestyle, but want to experience Korean templestay within a short period of time. Normally, one-day templestay program takes about two or three hours including a temple tour, meditation, and tea ceremony. If you do not have a whole day if you are a foreign tourist who do not have much time, one-day templestay would be the perfect choice.

Experience-oriented Templestay

If you are looking for an opportunity to experience the Korean monastic life, here is the program. Typically, done on the weekends with one overnight stay, major traditional Korean Buddhist ceremonies include attending the morning chanting, 108 prostrations, Buddhist meals with traditional bowls, and meditation. And it also provides some cultural activities such as making a lotus lantern or a prayer beads.
The specific contents of the program may vary with the temples, the season, and the interests of the participants, but it aims to help people center themselves so that they could eventually find their inner peace.

Rest-oriented Templestay

Do nothing but relax. The temple will become a shelter for your fatigued mind and body and will give you renewed energy. With the rest-oriented templestay program, a stress-free vacation for your mind, you can have a chance to center yourself. Away from your busy daily routine, breathe in nature and restore your life force through meditation and Buddhist ceremonies.



Can you hear the sound? Does it open your mind?
Can you hear the sound? Does it awaken you?
Can you hear it?
200 million people around the world filled with the sound of happiness.
A joyful journey to find the true happiness with yourself at TempleStay