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

Experience Templestay, Incheon, 82-32-937-0152

Price List(Won)  

Type Adult Student(up to 18)
Experience 50,000KRW 40,000KRW
Type Adult Student(up to 18)
Experience Templestay 50,000KRW 40,000KRW

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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 )

Because of our construction plan in this monastry, some regular rooms are not available to stay.
Please send us email for checking the availability for your staying or
choose the room type 'Gang-sul-dang' or 'Wol-song-yo'.
So sorry for any inconvenience.


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
17:00~17:50 Dinner
17:50~18:00 Bell striking
18:00~18:30 Yebool
18:30~19:00 108 Prostrations
19:10~19:40 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
19:50~20:30 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 Balwoogongyang (monastic meal )
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

How to get to Jeondeungsa temple 전등사

1) Come out exit no.2 of ‘subway Gure Stn.구래역 in Gimpo gold line 김포골드라인’.
2) Take a bus no.70 (bus stop no.35-195).
3) Get off at Jeondeungsa Dong mun전등사 동문 after 30min. riding.
4) Walk up to the temple

From Seoul station 서울역
1) Take a bus M6117 at bus stop no.02-685(in front of the station post office서울역전우체국) with an hour driving.
2) Get off at Gure Stn. 구래역 (bus stop no.35-195).
3) the same way as recommendation 2)

From Gangnam 강남
1) Take a bus M6427 at Gangnom stn.exit 4 , Shinnonhyeon stn. exit 5 or Express bus terminal stn.exit 8-2.
2) Get off at Gure Stn. 구래역 (bus stop no.35-195).
3) the same way as recommendation 2)

From Gimpo airport 김포공항
1) Take a bus no.60-5 at Gimpo airport domestic(김포공항국내선 bus stop no.16-781) or Gimpo airport international(김포공항국제선 bus stop no.16-997).
- 8:40, 10:40 or 12:40
2) Get off at Jeondeungsa Dong mun전등사 동문 after 1.5~2hr. riding.
3) Walk up to the temple

From Incheon International Airport 인천국제공항
1) Take Incheon Airport railroad train(공항철도) to Geom-am stn(검암역).
1-a) or take a subway to Gure Stn. and follow the recommendation.
2) Come out exit no.2 and cross the street, then get on the elevator.
3) Take a bus no.70 and get off at Jeondeungsa Dong mun전등사 동문 after 30min. riding.
4) Walk up to the temple

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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