[Jikjisa] Why don't you stay a little longer? (Extended Type) [2 Nights 3 Days]

Experience Templestay, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 82-10-9046-6233

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Type Adult Student(up to 18) Pre-schooler
Experience 110,000KRW 90,000KRW 50,000KRW
Type Adult Student(up to 18) Pre-schooler
Experience Templestay 110,000KRW 90,000KRW 50,000KRW

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Program Information

[2020] Why don't you stay a little longer?

★★★ The Templestay programs at Jikjisa Temple are now temporarily closed due to the epidemic of COVID-19 in Daegu & Gyeongsangbuk-do. We hope you stay safe and sound, and look forward to seeing you in the near future. ★★★

It is not a common and easy thing to have a gataway in an ancient Korean Buddhist Temple which is remote from the modern world. So why don't you stay a litter longer than just one night? Here is a 2-night 3-day program that is a combination of the existing two programs; the regular type and relaxing type of templestay.

★ The participants should arrive by 13:00.
★ The timetable shown below may change depending on the circumstances of the temple.


Schedule

Day1

Time Title
13:00~13:30 Arrival & Check-in
13:30~13:50 Orientation
14:00~14:50 Temple Tour
15:00~15:50 Teatime with a Buddhist Monk
16:00~16:50 108 Prostrations
17:00~17:30 Dinner
17:45~17:55 Watching Four Dharma Instruments
18:00~18:15 Evening Buddhist Ceremony
18:20~20:50 Free Time
21:00~04:00 Lights-out & Sleep

Day2

Time Title
04:30~05:20 Morning Buddhist Ceremony
06:00~06:30 Breakfast
06:30~08:50 Free Time
09:00~09:50 Walking in the Forest & Meditation
10:00~10:30 Making Buddhist Prayer Beads
11:30~12:00 Lunch
12:00~16:50 Free Time
17:00~17:30 Dinner
17:55~18:15 Evening Buddhist Ceremony
18:20~20:50 Free Time
21:00~04:00 Lights-out & Sleep

Day3

Time Title
04:30~05:20 Morning Buddhist Ceremony
06:00~06:30 Breakfast
06:30~10:20 Free Time
10:30~10:50 Tidying up the Room & Returning the Uniform
11:00~11:20 Filling out an Evaluation Form & Gallup Research
11:30~12:00 Check-out & Lunch
12:00~12:30 Departure

108 Prostrations

The base of Buddhist practice is to become humble by letting go of your ego, stereotypes you have formed and all judgemental minds. Prostration (or bowing) which you lower your body is regarded as an effective strategy to uphold your modesty. 108 prostrations represent 108 defilements in your mind, constituting a symbolic vow to overcome all afflictions.


Evening Buddhist Ceremony

The Buddhist ceremony is held two times a day, in the early morning and evening, that you show your respect to the Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas and all his diciples. During the Buddhist chanting, you take refuge in the three jewels of Buddhism which are the Buddha, the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) and the Sangha (the community of Buddhist Monastics), and you wish to become a Buddha one day through Buddhist practice. While you are listening to Buddhist chanting, your mind may become calm and purified.


Teatime with a Buddhist Monk

It is not a time for Buddhist practice, but it is for sure one of the greatest moments you would have during your stay. You may want to ask the monk some questions about Buddhism, and also talk about your worries and conflicts you are dealing with in your daily life. By sharing ideas with the monk, your way of thinking and point of view about the world may change in a better way.


Temple Tour

Temple tour is not only to look around the temple complex, but to learn about Korean Buddhism and culture. Korean Buddhist temples have been the bedrock on which Korean culture has been blooming over the past 1700 years since Buddhism was first introduced to Korea. Various Buddhist cultural properties show the teachings of the Buddha through their structure, architecture, sculpture, art, craft, Buddhist paintings and Dancheong (Temple Paintwork).


Watching Four Dharma Instruments

Buddhist monks perform the four dharma instruments to announce time for the morning and evening Buddhist ceremonial services. These traditional instruments include a Dharma drum (Beopgo), a temple bell (Beomjong), a wooden fish (Mogeo) and a cloud-shaped gong (Unpan). It is quite interesting to find what each instrument is intended for during your stay.



What to bring?

* Temple uniform will be provided during the stay.
* Bring the followings: toiletries, towels, comfortable clothes for sleep, extra t-shirts, sneakers, socks & water bottle.
* Sleeveless shirts, short skirt or pants are not allowed.


Payment & Cancellation Policy

* 7 days before :100 % refund
* 4 days before : 60 % refund
* 2 days before : 30 % refund
* 1 day before : No refund


Regulation

* Follow the rules and regulations of the temple.
* Keep your mobile phone on silent mode during your stay.
* Smoking & alcohol consumption at the temple complex is prohibited.
* Eating breakfast is highly recommended.
* Do not wear perfume.


Way to Temple

How to get to Jikjisa Temple by public transport?


(1) From Seoul to Gimcheon

* By KTX Train: Seoul Station → Gimcheon-Gumi Station (It takes about 1 hour 20 minutes.)

* By General Train: Seoul Station → Gimcheon Station.
(ITX-Saemaul takes about 2 hours 30-40 minutes.)
(Mugungwha-ho takes about 3 hours 05-10 minutes.)

* By Intercity Bus: East Seoul Bus Terminal → Gimcheon Bus Terminal
(It takes 3 hours, but only 3 buses coming to Gimcheon per day.)

* By Express Bus: Seoul-Busan Express Bus Terminal (Gangnam) → Gimcheon Bus Terminal
(It takes 2 hours 40 minutes.)


(2) From Busan to Gimcheon

* By KTX Train: Busan Station → Gimcheon-Gumi Station (It takes about 1 hour 10 minutes.)

* By General Train: Busan Station → Gimcheon Station
(ITX-Saemaul takes about 2 hours.)
(Mugungwha-ho takes about 2 hours 30 minutes.)


(3) From Gimcheon-Gumi Station to Jikjisa Temple

* By Taxi: The taxi stand is located in front of the main entrance of Gimcheon-Gumi Station. You can get off the taxi right in front of the Templestay office. The distance from Gimcheon-Gumi Station to Jikjisa is approximately 20km, and it costs about 25,000 KRW. It will take 30 to 35 minutes.

* By Local Bus: The bus stop (Platform 1) is placed near the main entrance of Gimcheon-Gumi Station. Get off the bus at the last bus stop (Jikji-Villa Bus Stop). The bus trip takes 1 hour 15 minutes. The bus timetable is shown below.

[Time / Bus Number]

07:20 / no. 11
07:32 / no. 11
11:20 / no. 111-0
11:50 / no. 111-0
13:05 / no. 111
15:05 / no. 11
16:05 / no. 11-0
17:05 / no. 111
18:02 / no. 11
19:05 / no. 11
21:55 / no. 111

(Since there are not many direct bus services as shown above, you can take a bus that goes to Gimcheon Bus Terminal instead, and transfer the bus. The bus trip from Gimcheon-Gumi Station to Gimcheon Bus Terminal takes about 30 minutes.)


(4) From Gimcheon Bus Terminal to Jikjisa Temple

* By Taxi: You can find taxies waiting in front of the main entrance of Gimcheon Bus Terminal. You can get off the taxi right in front of the Templestay office.The distance from Gimcheon Bus Terminal to Jikjisa is approximately 12km, and it costs about 15,000 KRW. It takes 20 minutes.

* By Local Bus: Find the platform for Jikjisa, and take either the no. 11 bus or no. 111 bus. Get off at the Jikji-Villa Bus Stop which is the last stop. The buses leave every 15 minutes. The bus trip takes 45 minutes.


(5) From Gimcheon Station to Jikjisa Temple

* By Taxi: The taxi stand is located in front of the main entrance of Gimcheon Station. You can get off the taxi right in front of the Templestay office.The distance from Gimcheon Station to Jikjisa is approximately 11km, and it costs about 14,000 KRW. It takes 18- 20 minutes.

* By Local Bus: Find the bus stop in front of the convenience store called "GS25", located on your right hand side when you come out from the station. Take either the no. 11 bus or no. 111 bus, and get off at the Jikji-Villa Bus Stop which is the last stop. The buses leave every 15 minutes. The bus trip takes 40 minutes.


(6) The Jikji-Villa Bus Stop to Jikjisa Templestay Office

* Walk towards Jikji Culture Park. You will see a convenience store, “CU” on your lefe side on the way to Jikjisa Temple. When you get to the ticket office of the temple, let the staff know that you are here to participate in the Templestay program. You will not need to buy a ticket. Keep walking until you see a placard of the Templestay Office with a left arrow. And follow the tract until you see a building with a sign of the Templestay Office on your right side. It takes 20 to 30 minutes from the Bus Stop to the Templestay office on foot.

How to get to Jikjisa Temple by car?


(1) From Seoul

* Find the nearest interchange from your place which leads you to the Gyeongbu [Seoul-Busan] Expressway bound to Busan. Come out of the Chupungnyeong (추풍령) interchange and take the National Route 4 towards Gimcheon. Then take the Provincial Route 903 and you will get to Jikjisa Temple. It may take 3 hours or a little longer depending on from where in Seoul you set off.


(2) From Busan

* Find the nearest interchange from your place which leads you to the Gyeongbu [Seoul-Busan] Expressway bound to Seoul. Come out of the Gimcheon (김천) interchange and take the National Route 4 towards Yeongdong. Then take the Provincial Route 903 and you will get to Jikjisa Temple. It may take 2 hours 30 minutes or a little longer depending on from where in Busan you set off.

Contact Info

  • 09:00~17:00
  • Consultations are available during business hours.
  • Templestay office 010-6356-6084 or 054-429-1716 jikjisa@templestay.com

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