[Golgulsa] Moving Zen - Sunmudo! (One Night Two Days)

One night two day program, Gyeongsangbuk-do

Price List(Won)

Days Adult(20+) Student(up to 19) Pre-schooler
One night two day program 60,000 KRW 60,000 KRW 60,000 KRW

Program Information

Dynamic meditation -Sunmudo(Buddhist Martial Art)

At Golgulsa you can find monks; masters and long-term trainees of Sunmudo. This practice is an integral part of daily life at the temple and incorporates Zen Meditation, Zen-Yoga, Zen-Qigong and Zen Martial Arts. As a traditional Korean meditative martial art, it is considered a form of dynamic mediation which serves to develop mindfulness through motion. Mindfulness is the key to expressing our true nature of wisdom and compassion and is the heart of the Buddha's teaching.

To enjoy Sunmudo training and participate in temple life, potential guests will be pleased to discover that our regular templestay program runs 365 days a year. So come and join us anytime to partake in this unique experience in the natural surroundings of Hamwol mountain.

A typical 2 day/ 1 night experience includes healthy meals, two Sunmudo training sessions, tea-time and a chance to watch our daily Sunmudo demonstrations performed by the masters who live and train here. The programs is open to all age-groups and different levels of physical fitness.

▶Price rates: 60,000 won per person / per night (shared room) 1,200,000 won per person / per month
80,000 won per person / per night (private individual room) 1,500,000 won per person / per month

▶For families, there's a better deal. Please contact us for more information.

▶Free shuttle service:
The temple now offers a free pick-up service from the bus stop(Andongri) by the temple for guests who have a lot of luggage.
Please call us when you arrive at the bus stop to request this service. (054-775-1689)
There is also a free shuttle service available from the temple to the bus stop. It leaves at 12:30pm on request.


1 day

Time Title
12:30~13:00 Arrival
13:30~04:30 Meditation(Mon/Wed/Fri) Archery(Tue/Thu/Sat)
14:30~15:00 Community work(for an hour)
15:30~16:00 Sunmudo demonstration & Korean Traditional Arts Performance(Except Monday)
16:30~16:50 Orientation
17:00~17:30 Dinner
18:30~19:00 Evening Chanting Service
19:00~20:30 Sunmudo Training(90mins)
22:00~05:00 Bedtime

2 day

Time Title
05:00~05:30 Wake up
05:30~06:00 Morning chanting service
06:00~06:30 Sitting & Walking meditation
06:30~07:00 Breakfast
09:00~10:20 Sunmudo Training / 108 bows
10:40~11:30 Dharma Talk & Teatime(5 minutes early)
11:30~12:30 Lunch & Check-out

접수 및 방사안내

● 수행자의 공동체 생활을 체험하는 템플스테이의 특성상, 취침 시 대방(大房)으로 타인과 함께 배정되실 수도 있습니다.
● 가족이 신청하실 경우 최대한 가족만의 공간을 드릴 수 있도록 노력하지만 접수 순서 또는 사찰의 여건에 따라 불가능한 경우도 있으니 양해해 주십시오.
● 사찰에 따라 1인실 배정이 가능하오니 예약시 옵션을 확인해 주세요.

What to prepare

▶ Check in : 12:30~1:00 pm / Check out : 12:30 pm ▶ The first programs start 13:30-Archery (Tue, Thu, Sat.) Sitting Meditation (Mon, Wed, Fri.) ▶ We serve 3meals from on arrival dinner & programs. ▶ What to bring : your own T-SHIRT / SOCKS / TOWEL / TOILETRIES/ WATER BOTTLE /COMFORTABLE CLOTHES AND SNEAKS We provide Templestay Uniforms, a pants and vest, for experiencing Sunmudo.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • ▶ Cancellation

    Within 3 days : 100% refund
    Within 2 days : 50% refund
    Within 1 day : 10% refund
    Check-in day : No refund

    ▶ Payment : Cash, Banking & Credit card (upon arrival Golgulsa Temple)
    Transfer-NH bank (National Agricultural Cooperative Federation)


  • ▶ No smoking, No alcohol, No eating meat and No making a louder at the temple compound.
    If you are found smoking, you will be asked to leave without a refund and be fined 100,000 KRW according to the Korean Smocking Law.

    ▶ Basically, we segregate males and females of using accommodation.
    Therefore, they can’t use together a room. Each room is equipped with shower and toilet.

Way to Temple




▶By Bus
*From Seoul: Express Bus Terminal (Subway line 3) to Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal
Taking Time: approx. 4 hrs 30mins Cost: approx 30,000 won
*From Incheon International Airport: Airport Limosine direct to Gyeongju/Pohang
Taking Time: approx. 4-5hrs Cost: approx 40,000 won
*From Busan/Daegu/Ulsan/Pohang: Inter-City Bus Terminal to Gyeongju Inter-City Bus Terminal
Taking Time: 1-2 hrs Cost: 5,000 ~ 10,000 won

*From Inchon: Inchon international Airport Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Taking Time: 3hrs 10mins Cost: approx 65,000 ~ 70,000 won
*From Seoul: Seoul Station to Singyeongju Station (singyeongju = ‘new’ gyeongju)
Taking Time: 2hrs 5mins Cost: approx 45,000 ~ 50,000 won
*From Busan: Busan Station to Singyeongju Station
Taking Time: 20mins Cost: approx 10,000 won

2. From Gyeongju Express Bus Terminal to the temple

Bus No: 100 / 100-1 / 150 (Taking 45 ? 50mins)
Get off “Andong/Girimsa/Golgusa (안동/기림사/골굴사).” There is a T-junction. You cross the road and go straight along with the street about 10~15mins on foot.

Taking 50 mins.

3. From Singyeongju Train Station to the temple

Bus needs to transfer once & takes about 25 mins.
Bus No: 50, 51, 60, 70 & 700. Get off at Express Bus Terminal
& cross the road. (Reference from Gyeong Express Bus Terminal)

Taking 1 hour

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More information

Templestay Office : 054-775-1689
Office time : 09:00~17:30 (Spring~Autumn)
09:00~17:00 (Winter)

Contact Info

  • 9:00~17:00
  • 템플담당자 054-775-1689 d-kumkang@hotmail.com

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