[Hwagyesa] Standard program

One night two day program, Seoul

Price List(Won)

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

Program Information

Standard Program

Standard Templestay Program consists of a temple guide, hebool, pohang, ulyeok, chamseon, chanting, 108 prostrations, tea meditation, etc. Making prayer beads and lotus lanterns may also be included as part of the Korean Buddist cultural experience.
Standard Templesty is offered an every weekend most years.


First day

Time Title
11:00~11:30 Registration
11:30~12:00 Orientation
12:00~13:00 Temple Lunch
13:00~14:00 Temple tour
14:00~15:30 Walking Meditation
16:30~17:30 Temple Dinner
17:30~18:00 Bowing Instruction
18:00~18:20 Yebool
18:30~20:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
21:00~04:00 Light Out

Second day

Time Title
04:00~04:30 Wake up
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~06:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
06:00~07:00 Temple Breakfast
08:00~08:30 108 Prostrations
08:30~09:00 Sagyeong (Copying Sutras)
09:00~10:00 Conversation with Monk over tea

108 Prostrations

The practice of Buddhism is by lowering oneself. 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.

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 find your true nature with concentration and observation through learning the basic of Cham-Seon.

Sagyeong (Copying Sutras)

Sagyeong is one of the Buddhist practices to copy Sutras word by word through handwriting. When copying the Sutra, we should have a respectful mind to the Buddha and should write a certain amount of Sutra letters on time steadily. After copying the sutra with concentration, you will learn the truth of Buddha’s teachings.

Temple tour

Temple 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 Buddha.


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 provides a chance for self-reflection of practice. In the Buddhist chanting, it states that Buddhists take refuge in Buddha, Buddha’s teachings and Shangha (the community of Buddhist monks and nuns), and wish to be Buddah through constant practice. While you are listening to Buddhist chanting, you will feel calm and have a peace of 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

  • Refund
    3days before : 100%
    2days : 50%
    1days : 10%
    the day : regard as participating


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

Way to Temple

By Bus

- Take the blue bus 151, 121 or green 1165
- Get off at Hanshin University
- Walk up the road leading towards the mountain until you reach the temple of Hwagyesa.

By Subway

- Take the subway #4.
- Take off at Suyu station to exit #3.
- Take the green bus #02 and get off at Hanshin University
- Walk up the road leading towards the mountain until you reach the temple of Hwagyesa

Contact Info

  • Simbulseong 82-2-900-4326 hwagyets@hanmail.net

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<April 2018>


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