[InternationalSeonCenter] Relaxation Templestay

Free-style Program, Seoul

Price List(Won)

(The amount in parentheses is the amount per night.)
Night(s) Adult(20+) Student(up to 19)
1 70,000KRW 70,000KRW

Program Information

Without having to leave the heart of the city, we offer you a chance to confortably relax and engage in self-relection for a day or even a week. Feel free to participate in any of the activities in our Center, such as daily chanting, prayers, Seon meditation, etc.

Once you have entered the temple premises, you must refrain from smoking and drinking, and respect the pristine and temperate monastic lifestyle. You are also expected to follow basic temple etiquette and guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines can result in involuntary expulsion and participation fees will not be refunded in such cases.

*minimum 3 people needed to run the program.


1st day

Time Title
13:30~14:00 Registration
14:00~15:00 Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.
15:00~17:00 Personal time
17:00~17:50 Dinner
18:00~18:20 Yebool
18:30~19:00 Meditation instruction
19:00~21:00 Personal time
21:00~04:00 light out and sleep

2nd day

Time Title
04:00~04:20 Wake and wash up
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~06:00 Personal time
06:00~07:00 Breakfast
07:00~08:00 meditation
08:00~09:00 108 Prostrations
09:00~10:00 Tea time with monks

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

Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.

You will be taught basic temple rules or etiquette that you should follow. Also it is the time to recognize importance of etiquette and respect to the different culture.

Personal time

You can take a rest, read some books, or do your own pratice; praying, prostrations, and/or meditation.


After arrival, you will be guided your room, get temple uniform, and be heard the schedule for templestay period.

Tea time with monks


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, towels, 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

  • Participation fee can be paid in cash after arrival, or transfered to bank account and make a card payment.
    We recommend you to prepay for reducing the no-show.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy:
    3 Days Prior to Reservation Date: 100% Refund
    2 Days Prior to Reservation Date: 50% Refund
    1 Day Prior to Reservation Date: 10% Refund

    No refund will be made for cancellations made on the day of the original reservation


  • ◎ Keep the Temple’s rules and regulations for the program.
    ◎ Please keep the noble silence during your stay.
    ◎ Be punctual for each program sessions.
    - Buddhist Ceremony (morning 4:30am, evening 6:00pm),
    Meal (Breakfast 6:00 or 7:00, Lunch 11:30, Dinner 5:00pm), and others.
    ◎ Wear clothes neat and clean, and abstain revealing clothes.
    ◎ No smoking, no alcohol.
    ◎ Outside food prohibited.
    ◎ Intl' Seon Center is closed from 10pm to 4am.

Way to Temple

[Subway] Omokgyo station to Intl' Seon Center

- Take the subway line 5
- Get off at Omokgyo station

- Go out through exit No. 8

- walk straight until the first intersection(Citi bank on the left corner)
- Turn left on the intersection and walk straight until Mokdong middle school on your left.
- You can see the 9 story International Seon Center(ISC) located on the opposite side of the school.

Contact Info

  • 09:00~17:00 (KST)
  • Please call the Office or inquire through mail.
  • templestay team +82-2-2650-2212 seoncenter1@templestay.com

Check-in & Check-out

  • Choose your date
    Please refer to the schedule below and select a period
    between 2017-01-02 ~ 2018-09-30.

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