Temple Information 'Guinsa'

  • Address : Yeongchun-myeon Danyang-gun Chungcheongbuk-do73 Guinsagil
  • Tel : 043-420-7425,7397 / Fax : +82-43-420-7399
  • E-mail : guinsatemple@daum.net

Templestay Introduction

GuinsaGuinsa Temple, located on Mt. Sobaeksan, is the main temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order. The temple serves as a religious center for two million Cheontae Buddhists who follow the Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak. In addition, among the peaks magnificently lined up around Gukmangbong Peak within Sobaeksan Mountains, the temple area lies at the foot of Yeonhwaji Peak (Lotus Flower Area). The lotus-leaf shape of the area has given it its current name, Yeonhwaji. The mysterious charm of the mountains has led to its reputation as a holy place of Mahayana Buddhism. The Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak established the temple in Yeonhwaji.

The mysterious charm of the mountains in 1945 as part of his vow to revive Buddhism, to protect the nation, and to save all beings. Guinsa Temple began when he designated it, Guinsa(Salvation and Kindness Temple), a place to save all sentient beings. At this time, the Grand Patriarch built a tiny thatched hut with intertwined arrowroot vines. After a period of austere practice, he achieved a complete awakening. Having opened the door to the resplendent Dharma, his refined wisdom and integrity led him to accept numerous disciples. At present, Guinsa Temple, the head temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order, had stretched itself as the biggest merciful and miraculous temple in Korea. It is also known to people as the miraculous and mystic praying retreat, and is even more famous because everyones wishes come true well here.

★How to make a reservation for a Temple Stay at Guinsa ★

Click the program you want first and on that calendar, click the dates you like.

For any inquiry or reservation, please email guinsatemple@daum.net

Please fill the following form to apply as below.


1. Full name: Sophia Kang.

2. Date: 2017/011/22 ~ 2015/11/23.

3. Gender: Female.

4. Age: 29.

5. Nationality: United States of America.

6. Occupation: Teacher.

7. Religion: Buddhism.

8. Uniform size
: S/ M/ L/ XL/ XXL (these sizes are provided at the temple)

: My uniform size is M

9. Phone number: (000) 123- 4567.

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Guinsa's Templestay Program

  • Free-style Program

    [Guinsa] [2019 Month of Culture Templestay 20% off]



  • Free-style Program

    [Guinsa] Tea Festival (Free type templestay)


    Please remeber you will enjoy the Tea Festival before templestay. (Tea Time is available during: 1pm~3:30pm on the7th of June. : The schedule could be changed by any case.) This Free type templestay ...

  • Free-style Program

    [Guinsa] 2019 Spring Templestay Week (1 night 2 days)


    We give you basic informations about temple, teach you bow and what to do at buddhist ceremony.The rest would be free time( whatever you want to do by yourself as long as you understand the rules of o...

  • Free-style Program

    [Guinsa] [2019]Let it be! Let it go!(Relaxation Stay)


    Come and relax and Find who you are! Feel Free while you stay here! Then you'll see who you are! After you make a reservation, please be here by 1pm to the first building (Accommodation Building) o...

  • One day Program

    [Guinsa] 2019 Spring Templestay Week (Daily)


    Enjoy twice as much happiness in the week of spring travel at Guinsa....

  • One night two day program

    [Guinsa] Buddha's BDayFestival


    Buddha's Birthday Festival is held as a global festival nowadays (with an exhibition of many different lanterns around the temple). This is a great opportunity for you to attend. Geographically, thi...

  • One night two day program

    [Guinsa] [2019]Mountain & I


    (For your booking : This Program is available during For Jan. : 13th~14th of Jan. 16th~17th of Jan. For February : 16th~17th, 23th~24th of February For March : 5th~6th, 7th~8th, 9th~10th of March....