[International Seon Center] Temple Cuisine Templestay(Special price)

Free-style Templestay, Seoul , 82-2-2650-2242

Price List(Won)     Only 1 to 1 nights can be booked.

Night(s) Adult Student(up to 18) Pre-schooler
1 30,000KRW 30,000KRW 30,000KRW
Night(s) Adult Student(up to 18) Pre-schooler
1 30,000KRW 30,000KRW 30,000KRW
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Program Information

Temple Cuisine Templestay

“Temple Cuisine Templestay” is back on July 15, 2017!
In the temple, eating food is kind of a practice. Temple food is for not only physical but also spiritual. Temple food is stamina food for sunims or Buddhist priests who do spiritual practice causing less momentum and have digestion problem.
The moderns, who do mental work with computer every day and less move, also have similar life-style like Buddhist priests so that temple food is considered suitable one for them.
That’s why we prepare this special type of Templestay for you this time. You can join the making temple cuisine get a first-hand experience!

**This program is only for foreiners. However, in case of Korean who apply with foreign family or friends, He or She is limitedly accepted per one foreign applicants. (1+1)



Time Title
13:30~14:00 Registration
14:00~15:00 Learning Basic Temple Etiquette and Buddha hall story.
15:00~17:00 Understanding Temple Cuisine and Cooking
17:00~18:00 Temple Dinner
18:00~19:00 Yebool
19:00~20:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )
21:00~00:00 Light out and sleep


Time Title
04:00~04:30 Wake up
04:30~05:00 Yebool
05:00~06:00 Rest
06:00~07:00 Temple Breakfast
07:00~08:00 Rest
08:00~09:00 108 Prostrations
09:00~10:00 Tea time with guiding teacher
10:00~00:00 Departure

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

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.

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.


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

Tea time with guiding teacher

This time is chance to have advise and talk with the guiding teacher(Sunim) of templestay program. Having a cup of tea and trying to keep calm and peaceful mind.

Understanding Temple Cuisine and Cooking

Learning the meaning of the temple food and experiencing how to cook it can be a special chance to care your physical and spiritual condition and learn that “you and nature are the one”


A day of the temple begins with Yebool. Yebool is a ceremony that we pay respect to the Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas and all his disciples. 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 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 7:00, Lunch 12:00, Dinner 5:00pm) and others
◎ Wear clothes neat and clean, and abstain revealing clothes.
◎ No smoking, no alcohol and no outside food
◎ 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 +82-2-2650-2242 seoncenter@templestay.com

International Seon Center Programs

Price List(Won)

(The amount in parentheses is the amount per night.)

Night(s) Adult Student(up to 18) Pre-schooler
1 30,000KRW 30,000KRW 30,000KRW