[Jeondeungsa] Ssdam Ssdam Templestay (Experiential, Sat-Sun only)

One night two day program, Incheon

Price List(Won)

Days Adult(20+) Student(up to 19)
One night two day program 50,000 KRW 40,000 KRW

Program Information

Ssdam Ssdam Templestay (Experiential)

Welcome to the oldest temple in Korea still existing today. Ssdam Ssdam Templestay in Jeondeungsa is a Buddhist culture program which helps you to detach from your distractions and get in touch with yourself and who you are

* Adult - over 20 year old ( Korean age )
* Student - below 20 year old , (university student is an adult)
* Temple food is for vegan vegeterian. ( no meat, milk, egg, cheese, fish and garlic )


1st Day

Time Title
13:00~14:00 Registration & Room assignment
14:00~15:30 free time
15:00~15:30 Learning temple etiquette
15:30~17:00 Ice breaking & temple tour
17:00~18:00 Balwoogongyang (monastic meal )
18:20~18:30 Bell striking
18:30~19:00 Yebool
19:00~19:30 108 Prostrations
19:40~20:10 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
20:20~21:00 Making Prayer Beads
21:30~04:00 Wash Up/Light out

2nd Day

Time Title
04:00~04:30 Doryangseok
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~05:30 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
06:00~07:00 Breakfast
07:30~08:00 Ulyeok (Communal Work)
08:00~09:00 Walking Meditation
09:00~09:20 Cleaning room
09:30~10:30 Tea Time With a Monk
11:30~12:00 Lunch & closing

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

Balwoogongyang (monastic meal )

Balwoo are bowls containing a moderate amount of rice and vegetables. Balwoogongyang is a traditional way of eating a meal for Buddhist monks and nuns. It is not only the manner of eating but one of the processes of practice. Therefore it is also called Beop-gongyang. Balwoogongyang involves the spirit of Equality, Cleanliness, and Thrift because everybody shares the same food equally, cooked in a clean environment and there is no waste. Balwoogongyang has symbolic meaning representative of Buddhism from Sakyamuni Buddha period to present. You can learn the wisdom of nonpossession.

Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )

Seon meditation is to cut off all thoughts. Through Cham-Seon, you can learn mindfulness and concentration. Cham-Seon is the important method of Korean Buddhist practice. We hope you look for your true nature with concentration and observation through learning the basic of Cham-Seon.

Ulyeok (Communal Work)

Ulyeok means working together. It is also called Unyeok which means gathering individual power like cloud. In secular world, labor means a part of our life but especially in Seon sect., Ulyeok has another meaning, that is one of the important practice in the Buddhist temple. There is a famous story about Ven. Baekjang, who was a Buddhist monk in Tang Dynasty, China. Despite his age 90, he did Ulyeok everyday. One day, his disciple worried his teacher’s health. So he hid his teacher’s plow. And then Ven. Baekjang didn’t have a meal that day. His disciple asked him the reason why he did not eat whole day. Then, Ven. Baekjang said, “A day without work, a day without food” This story refers that practice does not separate from our daily life.


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

What to prepare

* A uniform ( a vest and pants ) is provided during the stay. * What to bring : toiletries, 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

  • 3 days notice : 100% refund
    2 days notice : 70% refund
    1 day notice : 50% refund
    No refund on the day of arrival
    (Full refund in case of program cancellation due to weather conditions)

    * Adult - over 20 year old ( Korean age , university student is an adult)
    * Student - below 20 year old

    * In the next page, there is a part "Option pay"
    that "Option pay" is about the room for your staying.
    All the rooms are public room during the weekends, so you may use the room with other participants, separated by gender.

    We have 3 different rooms.
    1. (Weol Song Yo) -Adult: KRW 80,000 for 1 night, included the restroom & shower room

    2. (Gang Seol Dang) -Adult: KRW 70,000, included the restroom & shower room

    3. Regular Room -Adult:KRW 50,000, use the public restroom & shower room


  • keep the Temple’s rules and regulations for the program.
    Please keep the noble silence during your stay.
    No smoking, no alcohol

Way to Temple

From Seoul( Shinchon or Hongik Univ.)

From Shinchon Station
1. Go to Shinchon (신촌) Stn. ( Line no.2, Green line)
2. Go to exit no.1 and walk straight to ‘Paris Baguette Cafe’ about 600 mtrs to the bus stop ( about 5 min. walk)
3. Take the red bus no.2000 and get off at ‘Jeondeungsa Dong mun’ (전등사 동문) approximately after 2 hour ride.
4. Cross the street and walk to the ‘East gate’ about 450 mtrs.
5. Then come to the templestay office in the compound.

From Hongik Univ. Station
1. Go to Hongik Univ. Station ( Line no.2, Green line)
2. Go to exit no.2 and cross the street to the bus stop.
3. Take the red bus no.2000 and get off at ‘Jeondeungsa Dong mun’ (전등사 동문) approximately after 2 hour ride.
4. Cross the street and walk to the ‘East gate’ about 450 mtrs.
5. Then come to the templestay office in the compound.

Bus timetable from Shinchon(about 1.5~2hrs)
(add 10 min for Hongik Univ.)

Contact Info

  • Summer Time 08:30~18:00 / Winter Time 09:00~17:30
  • Seokhun 82-10-3789-0152 jeondeungtemple@gmail.com

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