[Geumsunsa] Experiential templestay(Sat-Sun,1N2D)

One night two day program, Seoul


Price List(Won)

Days Adult Student
One night two day program 60,000 KRW 50,000 KRW

Program Information

Meet the fragrance of Buddhism

Geumsunsa has the regular templestay program on weekends,
This is the Experiential Templestay, and you can enjoy various activities about Korean Buddhist culture and traditions.
It starts from Saturday afternoon and ends Sunday afternoon(around 11:00).


* Please make reservation at least 3 days before the date you would like to join :)
* Participation of the Experiential Templestay is available only for a person over Age 17(Korean age).
* A uniform ( a vest and pants ) is provided during the program.


* * Room arrangement: Participants share a big room together, but men and women stay seperately.
* This Schedule could be changed due to the weather or temple situation


Schedule

1st day

Time Title
14:30~15:00 Arrival and Regestration
15:30~16:00 Orientation
16:00~17:00 Temple tour
17:30~18:10 Dinner
18:10~18:45 Bell striking & Evening Ceremony
18:50~19:20 108 Prostrations
19:30~20:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
20:00~21:00 Making craft

2nd day

Time Title
04:30~05:00 Wake up
05:00~05:20 Early morning Ceremony at Buddha hall
06:40~07:20 Balwoogongyang (monastic meal )
07:20~08:00 Ulyeok (Communal Work)
08:50~09:49 Meditation in the Forest
10:00~11:00 Da-Seon(Tea Ceremony)
11:00~00:00 Closing
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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

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 at the head temple of Seon sect, Bongeunsa.

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.

Temple tour

emple 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.

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.


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

  • Rates are as follows:

    3 days before : 100%
    2 days : 50%
    1 day : 20%

    *Cancellation on the day itself is regarded as participating.


    NOTE: You can pay at the temple if you can't do money transfer.

Regulation

  • Please be quiet during your stay.
    No smoking and no alcohol drinking.

Way to Temple

For the bus and Subway,

1. Go to Gyeongbokgung (경복궁) Stn.
2. Go to exit no. 3 and walk straight forward about 70 mtrs. to the bus stop.
3. Take the green bus no. 7212 and get off at Yibukodochung (이북오도청) approximately after 20 minute ride.
4. Walk to the main road to the north for about 20 minutes. On the 500 meter mark, you'll see stairs of about 200 meters near the temple. There are streetpoles with the sign Geumsunsa (금선사).

For the taxi,

Tell the driver to drop you off at Geumsunsa (금선사). If the driver doesn't know then tell him the direction to Yibuk-odochung (이북오도청).

Contact Info

  • open from 09:00~18:00
  • send us an e-mail message to : geumsunsa@templestay.com
  • Geumsunsa 070-4242-9913(message available) geumsunsa@templestay.com

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