[Bongeunsa] Regular Templestay program

One night two day program, Seoul


Price List(Won)

Days Adult Student
One night two day program 70,000 KRW 50,000 KRW

Program Information

Regular Templestay program

schedule
Two days and one night on every 4th Saturday to Sunday(2;00pm.~10:30am.).

participants
Koreans and international visitors over 18 years of age

Fee
KR\70,000 per person

reservation
By phone or e-mail ( a week prior reservation is suggested)

language
Led in English

preparation
Toiletries(with towels), extra clothes, socks, sneakers, personal medicine, etc.


Schedule

1st

Time Title
14:00~14:20 Opening / Wearing a uniform
14:20~14:50 OT / Learning for temple etiquette
15:00~16:00 Temple Tour
16:10~16:40 Tea Ceremony
16:50~17:30 Monastic Meal
17:40~18:20 Evening Chanting
18:30~20:00 108 Prostration and making prayer beads
20:10~20:40 Sutra duplication
20:40~21:20 Arranging one’s bedding
21:30~21:30 Time for sleep

2nd

Time Title
03:50~04:20 Get up
04:30~05:00 Morning yebul
05:00~05:50 Break time and Arranging one’s bedding
06:00~06:30 Walking meditation in the woods
06:30~07:30 Monastic meal
07:30~08:20 Drawing Mandala in Echo-bag
08:30~09:00 Meditation
09:00~10:00 Sharing one’s mind with monk
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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.

Experience of Korean Traditional Culture

This is a program to experience of various (Korean) traditional culture linked with historical characteristics of Buddhist temple. You can learn many traditional culture such as Lotus Flower Lantern Making, Ingyeong ( Wood Block Printing from the Tripitaka Koreana ), Making Temple food and so on by yourself.

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 the Buddha.

Yebool

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 ) and meal, bedding are 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, personal medicine, umbrella(depending on weather)


Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Refund

    100% refund 3 days before

    50% refund 1 day before

    No refund on the same day

Regulation

  • Thank you for participating in Templestay.
    We welcome all who have come to discover their ‘true self,” regardless of differences in nationality, world view, age, or gender.
    Let us introduce you to a some temple etiquette that will make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
    We hope that every day is a good day. Thank you.


    GREETING
    Even one gentle smile or kind word manifests the mind of the Buddha.
    Whenever meeting someone on the temple grounds, place your palms in front of your chest, called “hapjang,” and offer a half-bow.
    Whenever entering or passing by the Main Buddha Hall, face the direction of the Buddha statue, place your palms in hapjang, and offer a half-bow.


    NOBLE SILENCE
    Noble silence is a way of having a conversation with yourself. Experience the joy of practicing looking inward.
    The temple is a place of spiritual practice and devotion. Try to keep noble silence at all times.
    Please refrain from idle talk in any building where the Buddha is enshrined.


    BUDDHIST SERVICES
    Through utmost dedication and adoration toward the Buddha, you can attain boundless merits and wisdom.
    Gather at the Main Buddha Hall each morning and evening to renew
    devotion and faith in the triple gems of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
    Sit in designated seats in the Main Buddha Hall and follow the signals of the moktak, or wooden handbell.



    TEMPLE MEAL (OFFERING)
    Meals are part of spiritual practice at a temple. During meal time, we make an offering with heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributing to
    producing our food.
    Participation in temple meals is mandatory. Comments about the taste or quality of the food are highly discouraged.
    Try to eat as quietly as possible. Refrain from making any sound at all, if possible, including the sound of slurping food or clanking bowls.



    ATTIR
    Buddhist practice begins when we are modestly dressed in clean and tidy clothes.
    Please refrain from using strong perfume or thick make-up.
    Please return your uniform when you leave the temple.



    CHASU AND PEACEFUL WALKING
    In the temple, please keep your hands in a position called “chasu,” meaning “crossing the hands.” Chasu is a posture that signifies inward contemplation of your mind and outward consideration toward others.
    When you move around the temple, follow the person in front of you with
    your hands in chasu.
    Abstain from running around or rough or crude behavior. Try to refrain from individualistic activities.

    EMPATHY AND CONSIDERATION
    Empathy, consideration, respect and civility are essential to maintain harmony and peace within the community.
    Keep to the time schedule and do not wander into the off-limit areas.
    Alcohol and cigarettes are absolutely forbidden in the temple.
    Keeping the waste to the minimum in the temple is a way of expressing
    gratitude to the material abundance granted to you.
    Actively participate in the communal work.
    Please try not to bother others during the free rest period.



    EMPATHY AND CONSIDERATION
    Empathy, consideration, respect and civility are essential to maintain harmony and peace within the community.
    Keep to the time schedule and do not wander into the off-limit areas.
    Alcohol and cigarettes are absolutely forbidden in the temple.
    Keeping the waste to the minimum in the temple is a way of expressing
    gratitude to the material abundance granted to you.
    Actively participate in the communal work.
    Please try not to bother others during the free rest period.

Way to Temple

By Subway

Line 2 ( green line ): At Samsung st. exit 6, 600 meters( 0.3 miles/ 656 yards) away on your. left will be Bongeunsa

Line7(olivegreenline): AtCheongdamst.exit2, 800 meters( 0.4 miles/ 874 yards) away on your right


Line9(goldenline): AtBongeunsast.exit1, 100 meters( 109 yards) away on your right.


Contact Info

  • 9:00~17:30
  • Yu, Nam Kyeong +82-2-3218-4826 bongeunsa@templestay.com

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