[InternationalSeonCenter] Breath & Rest templestay

One night two day program, Seoul


Price List(Won)

Days Adult(20+) Student(up to 19)
One night two day program 70,000 KRW 70,000 KRW

Program Information

Breath & Rest Templestay reminds us to simply stay with our breath and put our minds at ease, away from our daily routine. under the systematic guidance of Seunim(Buddhist Monk), this program teaches the essential Korean Buddhist practice of meditation. You can improve your concentration and strengthen the intensity of your meditation practice in our comfortable and modern facilities.

*Breath & Rest Templestay is regularly available during the weekends.


Schedule

1st day

Time Title
13:50~14:00 Registration
14:00~14:45 Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.
14:45~16:45 Experience of Korean Traditional Culture
17:00~17:45 Dinner
17:45~18:00 Learning how to Yebool
18:00~18:20 Yebool
18:20~19:00 Rest
19:00~20:00 Meditation
21:00~04:00 Light out & Sleep

2nd day

Time Title
04:00~04:20 Wake and wash up
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~07:00 Personal time
07:00~08:00 Breakfast
08:00~08:40 108 Prostrations
08:40~09:00 Ready to depart
09:00~09:50 Tea time with guiding teacher
09:50~10:00 Changing Uniform, Depart
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108 Prostrations

The practice of Buddhism is by lowering myself. Bowing is to take refuge in The Three Jewels (the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sanga), respect for others, and keep a humble mind in Buddhism. 108 defilements represent the worldly sufferings. One bow purifies one defilement

Da-Seon(Tea Ceremony)

It is one of the meditations to practice of mindfulness and concentration through brewing and drinking tea. Tea and meditation are the same that is why it is said Da-Seon-il-mil. When you drink tea, your five senses work at the same time. Your eyes see the color, ears hear the sound of water, nose smells the fragrance, the tongue tastes the flavor of the tea and your hands feel the warmth of the cup.

Experience of Korean Traditional Culture

This is a program to experience of various (Korean) traditional culture linked with historical characteristics of Buddhist temple. You can learn many traditional culture such as Lotus Flower Lantern Making, Ingyeong ( Wood Block Printing from the Tripitaka Koreana ), Making Temple food and so on by yourself.

Experience of Korean Traditional Culture

This is a program to experience of various (Korean) traditional culture linked with historical characteristics of Buddhist temple.You can learn many traditional culture such as Lotus Flower Lantern Making, Ingyeong ( Wood Block Printing from the Tripitaka Koreana ), story of Buddhist picture(Sim-u-do), Intensive Seon Meditation, Walking Meditation, Breathing Meditation, Happiness Meditation(Widen mind), Lying Meditation, Mandala Art Meditation, Mind Sketching, Sharing Dharma and Mind, Tea time with Sunim, The last Seven days of life, Traditional rubbed copy, Sutra copying practice, 108 prostration and making prayer beads and so on by yourself.

Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.

You will be taught basic temple rules or etiquette that you should follow. Also it is the time to recognize importance of etiquette and respect to the different culture.

Personal time

You can take a rest, read some books, or do your own pratice; praying, prostrations, and/or meditation.

Registration

After arrival, you will be guided your room, get temple uniform, and be heard the schedule for templestay period.

Tea time with guiding teacher

This time is chance to have advise and talk with the guiding teacher(Sunim) of templestay program. Having a cup of tea and trying to keep calm and peaceful mind.

Temple tour

Temple tour is not only visiting the Buddhist temple but experiencing Korean Buddhism and culture. Korean Buddhist temples have been the bedrock on which brilliant Korean culture has been blooming over the past 1700 years since Buddhism was first introduced to Korea. Various Buddhist cultural properties including the structure, architecture, sculpture, art, craft, Buddhist painting and Dancheong (temple paintwork) contain the teachings of the Buddha.

Yebool

A day of the temple begins with Yebool. Yebool is a ceremony that we pay respect to the Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas and all his diciples. It affords a chance for self-reflection of practice. In the Buddhist chanting, it contains that Buddhists take refuge in the Buddha, Buddha's teachings and Shangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns), and wish to be a buddha through practice constantly. While you are listening to Buddhist chanting, you will feel calm and purified mind

Yebool

A day of the temple begins with Yebool. Yebool is a ceremony that we pay respect to the Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas and all his disciples. It affords a chance for self-reflection of practice. In the Buddhist chanting, it contains that Buddhists take refuge in the Buddha, Buddha’s teachings and Shangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns), and wish to be a buddha through practice constantly. While you are listening to Buddhist chanting, you will feel calm and purified mind


What to prepare

* A uniform ( a vest and pants ) is provided during the stay. * What to bring : toiletries, towels, a personal water bottle, loose clothes for sleep, an extra t-shirt, sneakers, and socks. **Remember that a sleeveless shirt or flip-flops are not recommended.


Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Participation fee can be paid in cash after arrival, or transfered to bank account and make a card payment.
    We recommend you to prepay for reducing the no-show.


    Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    3 Days Prior to Reservation Date: 100% Refund
    2 Days Prior to Reservation Date: 50% Refund
    1 Day Prior to Reservation Date: 10% Refund

    No refund will be made for cancellations made on the day of the original reservation

Regulation

  • ◎ Keep the Temple’s rules and regulations for the program.
    ◎ Please keep the noble silence during your stay.
    ◎ Be punctual for each program sessions.
    - Buddhist Ceremony (morning 4:30am, evening 6:00pm),
    Meal (Breakfast 6:00 or 7:00, Lunch 11:30, Dinner 5:00pm), and others.
    ◎ Wear clothes neat and clean, and abstain revealing clothes.
    ◎ No smoking, no alcohol.
    ◎ Outside food prohibited.
    ◎ Intl' Seon Center is closed from 10pm to 4am.

Way to Temple

[Subway] Omokgyo station to Intl' Seon Center

- Take the subway line 5
- Get off at Omokgyo station

- Go out through exit No. 8

- walk straight until the first intersection(Citi bank on the left corner)
- Turn left on the intersection and walk straight until Mokdong middle school on your left.
- You can see the 9 story International Seon Center(ISC) located on the opposite side of the school.

Contact Info

  • 09:00~17:00 (KST)
  • Please call the Office or inquire through mail.
  • templestay team +82-2-2650-2242 seoncenter@templestay.com

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