Temple Information 'Bongeunsa'

  • Address : Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-090 Korea73, Samseong-dong
  • Tel : +82-2-3218-4826/4846 / Fax : 82-2-544-2141
  • E-mail : bongeunsa@templestay.com

Templestay Introduction


Bongeunsa
The Practicing Templefor the Revival of Korean Buddhism

Bongeunsa is a millennial Buddhist temple with a long history of over more than 1,200 years old, located at Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, in the center of Seoul City, Korea.

Founded by National Master Patriarch Yeonhoei in 794 during the reign of King Wonseong of the Shilla Dynasty, Bongeunsa later became the cornerstone of the revival of Korean Buddhism as the head temple of the Korean Seon(meditation) lineage owing greatly to the religious devotion of the Venerable Bowoo. National examination qualifying monks took place in this area of the current COEX location, which was called ‘Seunggwapyeong’ at that time. Distinguished masters including the Venerable Seosan and the Venerable Samyeong, who carried on the Seon(meditation) legacy of Korean Buddhism, were produced right here through the system.

During the late Joseon Dynasty, the Venerable Yeonggi built Panjeon, where 81 volumes of the wood blocks of the Avatamsaka Sutra are enshrined. Also, Kim Jeonghee, one of the greatest scholars and calligraphers of the time, stayed at Bongeunsa Temple in his latter years and completed his own calligraphy style called the ‘Chusache’ style named after his pen name.

His caligraphy displayed on the hanging board at the Panjeon is known as his last work representing his Chusache style at the highest level of calligraphic art.
Nowadays, Bongeunsa is writing a new history of Korean Buddhism through its practice-oriented temple management.

More over, Bongeunsa not only spreads Korean Buddhism and Korean culture at home and around the world with diversified programs including Templestay, but also continues to maintain its place as a important sizable temple with contribution to the public welfare in the center of Korean society.



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Bongeunsa's Templestay Program


  • One day Program

    [Bongeunsa] [2018 Templestay Weeks for Foreigners] 1 day Templelife

    2018-11-08~2018-11-29

    Schedule Basic Program : 1~2 Hours (on the day of your visit) Participants Domestic & International Guests (over 10 persons) Fee Basic Program: KR\10,000 / Additional Program Contact Reservation ...

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  • One day Program

    [Bongeunsa] [Templestay house 1st Anniversary Event, 2018] Thursday Templelife program

    2018-10-25~2018-12-27

    Schedule Basic Program : 1~2 Hours (on the day of your visit) Participants Domestic & International Guests (over 10 persons) Fee Basic Program: KR\10,000 / Additional Program Contact Reservation ...

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  • One night two day program

    [Bongeunsa] [2018 Templestay Weeks for Foreigners] 1 night, 2 days Templestay

    2018-11-10~2018-11-25

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  • One night two day program

    [Bongeunsa] [Templestay house 1st Anniversary Event, 2018] 1 night, 2 days Templestay

    2018-10-27~2018-12-30

    30% Discount on participation fee!! Fee : 70,000won ㅡ> 50,000won Period : from Sep. 1 to Dec. 31 (every Sat. and Sun. 1night and 2days) Bongeunsa Templestay Office will hold a discount event for 3...

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