[Hwagyesa] [14th-15th of September]The Celebration of the Korean Thanks Giving Day(Chuseok) in Hwagyesa Temple

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


First day

Time Title
13:00~13:30 Registration
13:30~14:00 Orientation
14:00~15:00 Temple tour
15:00~16:30 Walking Meditation (hiking)
16:30~17:20 Temple Dinner
17:40~18:00 Striking Bell
18:00~18:20 Yebool
18:30~20:00 Making lotus flower lantern, wishlist
20:00~20:45 Evening walking with lantern
21:30~04:00 Light Out

Second day

Time Title
04:30~05:00 Yebool (not compulsory)
05:10~06:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
06:10~07:00 108 Prostrations
07:00~08:40 Temple Breakfast
07:40~09:00 Communal Work- making moon rice cake
09:40~10:40 Tea time with Monk
10:40~11:00 Cleaning & Closing

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.

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 including towel, 1 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

By Ui Light Rail

Take Ui Light Rail, get off at Hwagye Station, and go out through Exit 1,and across the road to Exit 1.
Walk toward Hwagyesa Temple for about 15 minutes.

Contact Info

  • 8:30~17:00
  • All information in English, en francais, Plz contact with Anna
  • Anna KIM 82-10-3567-0635 or 82-2-900-4326 hwagyets@hanmail.net / yhk5422@gmail.com

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