[Guinsa] 5days & 4nights Self Training Program

Free-style Program, Chungcheongbuk-do

Price List(Won)

(The amount in parentheses is the amount per night.)
Night(s) Adult(20+) Student(up to 19)
1 50,000KRW 50,000KRW

Program Information

"5 days & 4 nights self training experience "

This experience includes activities such as:

1. Chanting or Seon Meditation. (10 pm to 3am Everyday, but
not strictly required).
2. Join Evening & Early Morning Buddhist Ceremony
3. Do a volunteer work during day time,
( kitchen work, farming etc.)
4. We teach you basic meditation and prostration training, but you follow your own will.
5.We do not provide fixed schedule for you, instead you do
your own trainning.
You could make your own reservation from one night to four nights through this site.

Please contact us with any questions.

+82 43 420 7425,
+82 43 420 7397

* If you want to make a reservation for 5 days & 4 nights(3rd~7th of April),
Click "reservation", for"Check-in & Check-out" section:
( eg: After complete the reservation for 3rd~4th of April
then do same for 4th~5th, 5th~6th, 6th~7th.)


Temple stay Preparations Check list

Toiletries, towels, socks, comfortable shoes for hiking such as sneakers (sandals/flip-flops NOT allowed), umbrella, jacket (gets chilly at night), casual T-shirts/pants to wear underneath the temple stay uniform. ▶ Short Pants / Sleeveless Shirts are Not Suitable for a Temple. ※ Temple uniform will be provided.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Refund policy:
    3 days prior to arrival cancellation: 100% refund
    2 days prior to arrival cancellation: 50% refund
    1 day prior to arrival cancellation: 10% refund
    Day of arrival cancellation : NO refund
    Note: 100% refund in case of cancellation due to severe weather or natural disaster

    For any inquiry or reservation,
    Please email guinsatemple@daum.net (We will reply ASAP)

    Tel : +82-43-420-7425 (Call from outside korea, 9:00am~5:30pm by Korean Time)


  • Desirable Behavior

    1. Please be careful not to speak loudly, shout, run, sing, or play music.

    2. Men and women should avoid intimate physical contact.

    3. Drinking and smoking are banned in all parts of the temple.
    When you get caught, you will be fined less than 100,000 KRW.

    *You would share the accommodation with other temple stayers as part of the practice in the temple.

    Please take note of this message and understand it.

    Thank you for your great interest on Guinsa Templestay!

Way to Temple

How to access from Seoul:

How to access from Seoul:
There is a specific bus that you could take from Seoul.
*Taking a subway train (to get to Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal):
The name of the station for Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal is Subway Green Line (Line 2) at Gangbyeon (강변) Station; in other words, “Dong-Seoul bus terminal station.”

There are bus lines from Dong-Seoul to Guinsa (temple) almost every hour.

Departure time
(Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal
to Guinsa Terminal)
takes three hours but for weekends it takes longer

8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12am... But if you take the 11am bus you'll arrive at 2pm at Guinsa (takes about three hours).

At Dong-Seoul Bus Terminal, the ticket window for Guinsa is on the ground. (In American English, the 1st floor.)

When you buy tickets, say it clearly: “Gu-In-Sa.”

When you get off the bus at the bottom of Guinsa Temple, please come up to Templestay Information Center.
Hope to see you there.

Contact Info

  • Everyday 09:00am~17:30pm
  • Younghee,KIM 043-420-7425,7397 guinsatemple@daum.net

Check-in & Check-out

  • Choose your date
    Please refer to the schedule below and select a period
    between 2018-04-03 ~ 2018-12-29.
  • Unavailable date
  • 2018-10-22 ~ 2018-10-23
  • 2018-11-16 ~ 2018-11-17
  • 2018-11-17 ~ 2018-11-18
  • 2018-11-18 ~ 2018-11-19
  • 2018-11-19 ~ 2018-11-20
  • 2018-12-15 ~ 2018-12-16
  • 2018-12-16 ~ 2018-12-17
  • 2018-12-17 ~ 2018-12-18

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