[Geumsunsa] Relaxational templestay(Mon~Fri)

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 50,000KRW
2 140,000(1Night70,000) KRW 100,000(1Night50,000) KRW
3 210,000(1Night70,000) KRW 150,000(1Night50,000) KRW

Program Information

Rest in the temple

It can be said that our "relaxation" program provides space and time for the authentic Relaxation for you, in the nature of Bukhansan Mountain National park.

Period, schedule( but meal time is fixed:) ), everything is up to you.
" The Relaxation Program" of Geumsunsa is run through 365 days a year (only experiential program in weekends)
This Program has no fixed schedule except three meal times a day.

* Operating days : Monday - Friday
* Usually 1night and 2day-stay, and longer stay would be possible depending on the temple situation.
* Room arrangement: A private room is provided, but men and women stay seperately.

However if you want to get some experiences at Geumsunsa, You can join "Yebool" (the buddihst chanting ceremony) in the morning or evening or both, experience meditation and enjoy trekking in the Bukhansan Mountain or have conversation over tea with "Sunim"(Monk or Nun in Korean).

When you get here, Please tell us what you would like to do. Then You can get experiences with the Sunim. At that time, you will be able to have opportunities to talk or ask about buddhism , meditation , your trouble or anything you have in your mind.
Of course if you want to just take a rest, no one will disturb you.

Why don't you come to our temple , get a glimpse of Korean Buddhist culture and your true nature while enjoying the nice view of surrounding nature?


1st day

Time Title
14:30~15:00 Arrival & Registration
15:30~16:00 Orientation about Temple Manners
16:00~17:00 Temple tour
17:30~18:30 Dinner
18:45~19:00 Bell Striking
19:00~19:20 Evening Buddhist Chanting Ceremony
19:20~04:30 (Self-control schedule)

2nd day

Time Title
04:30~05:00 Wake up & Wash
05:00~05:20 Mornning Buddhist Chanting Ceremony
05:20~06:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
06:30~07:30 Breakfast
08:00~09:00 Forest Meditation
09:00~10:00 Tea with Munk
11:00~00:00 Closing & check out

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.

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.

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:

    4 days before : 100%
    3 days : 50%
    2 days : 20%
    1 day : No refund

    *Cancellation on the day itself is regarded as participating.

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


  • 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 010-2685-9913(message available) geumsunsa@templestay.com

Check-in & Check-out

  • Choose your date
    Please refer to the schedule below and select a period
    between 2019-01-11 ~ 2019-09-28.
  • Unavailable date
  • 2019-08-23 ~ 2019-08-24
  • 2019-08-26 ~ 2019-08-27
  • 2019-08-27 ~ 2019-08-28
  • 2019-08-28 ~ 2019-08-29
  • 2019-08-29 ~ 2019-08-30

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Geumsunsa Relation Programs