[International Seon Center] Focusing on Meditation TS

Experience Templestay, Seoul, 82-2-2650-2242

Price List(Won)  

Type Adult Student(up to 18)
Experience 70,000KRW 70,000KRW
Type Adult Student(up to 18)
Experience Templestay 70,000KRW 70,000KRW

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Program Information

Run on every 2nd weekend
Program more focused on Meditation for whole 2days period

Open to all who have interest in Meditation but do not know how to start the practice, need detail and right directions as beginners, or want to practice more deeply.

Once you have entered the temple premises, you must refrain from smoking and drinking, and respect the pristine and temperate monastic lifestyle. You are also expected to follow basic temple etiquette and guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines can result in involuntary expulsion and participation fees will not be refunded in such cases.

*The program can be procided with more than 3 people.


1st day

Time Title
13:30~14:00 Registration
14:00~15:00 Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.
15:00~17:00 Meditation
17:00~17:50 Dinner
18:00~18:20 Yebool
18:30~19:00 Rest
19:00~20:30 Meditation
20:30~21:00 Small exercise and Dharam Talk
21:00~04:00 Light out and Sleep

2nd day

Time Title
04:00~04:20 Wake and wash up
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~06:00 Meditation
06:00~07:00 Breakfast
07:00~08:00 Personal time
08:00~09:00 108 Prostrations
09:00~10:00 Tea time with monks

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

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.


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.


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 on the day of the original reservation


◎ 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 7:00, Lunch 12:00, Dinner 5:00pm) and others
◎ Wear clothes neat and clean, and abstain revealing clothes.
◎ No smoking, no alcohol and no outside food
◎ 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

International Seon Center Programs