Temple Information 'Jeondeungsa'

  • Address : Ganghwa-gun Incheon635, Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon
  • Tel : 010-3789-0152 / Fax : 82-32-232-5450
  • E-mail : jeondeungtemple@gmail.com

Templestay Introduction


JeondeungsaThe oldest temple in this historical region …

Jeondeungsa Temple is located on Ganghwa Island, which has been a historically significant place from the time of ancient Joseon (i.e. the birth of the Korean people), until the present day. So naturally, the atmosphere is quite different than other places as you make your way up to the temple. After you get out of your car and start to make your way up the mountain, you’ll notice that it’s totally encircled by a fortress. This is the Samnang Fortress, which was designed to help protect the land from foreign invaders. You should pass through the fortress gate to enter the temple, as these days the entrance to the temple is actually what was once the old fortress gate.



It’s been said that Jeondeungsa was founded in the Goguryeo Period, during the reign of King Sosurim (381 C.E.) by the Ven. Ado, who called it Jinjongsa Temple. If it’s true, then Jeondeungsa can be considered to be the temple having the oldest history in all of Korea. During the Goryeo Dynasty, Jinjongsa fought against the invasion of the Mongol hordes, and helped bring about the revival of Buddhism. The Goryeo Royal Family set up their temporary court on Ganghwado Island after fleeing from the city of Gaeseong, and constructed a temporary palace within the temple grounds, which was a great boon for Jinjongsa. When the royals returned to the capital city of Gaegyeong, during the reign of King Chungryeol (1282), the name of the temple was changed to Jeondeungsa after the Queen made offerings of sutras and a jade lantern to the temple.

During this period of the Joseon Dynasty, when Confucianism was worshipped and Buddhism largely suppressed, Jeondeungsa didn’t lose its position as a significant temple. In the reign of King Sukjong (1678), the temple was charged with protecting the ancestral records of the Joseon Dynasty royal family, so from 1719 until 1910 Jeondeungsa’s senior monk always held the highest position of any monk in the Joseon Dynasty. Jeondeungsa currently has a Daeoongbojeon (Main Buddha Hall), Yaksajeon (Medicine Buddha Hall), and giant temple bell, among other cultural treasures. One interesting story is that on one of the eaves of the Main Buddha Hall there is the figure of a naked woman, presumably carved by the broken-hearted carpenter whom she had scorned.


Jeondeungsa’s Templestay Program

Templestay offers a unique opportunity to gain peace of mind and new cultural experiences by participating in the daily life of Buddhist monastics at a traditional Buddhist temple set in beautiful nature. Participants can choose either to follow the daily routine of monks by joining Buddhist services, communal work, formal monastic meals, meditation and dialogue with the monk, or just relax and choose whatever activities one fancies in order to have a restful time.

※ We accept reservation only from a month prior to your arrival.
We have 3 type payment (wire trnasfer,online credit card payment and bring cash to payment)

Email : Jeondeungtemple@gmail.com

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/jeondeungsa

Website: http://www.jeondeungsa.org (Korean)

http://eng.templestay.com(English)



* Information of Templestay participation fee


Private Room - Weol Song Yo

- Ae-eo / I-haeng(1~2persons can stay)

- Dong-sa / Bang-pyeon (3~4persons can stay)

* -Adult: KRW 80,000 Student: KRW 60,000

(each additional night : Adult: KRW 50,000 Student: KRW 40,000)



Private Room - Gang Seol Dang


- Kum-gang No.1~3 (1~2persons can stay)

- Kum-gang No.4 (3~4persons can stay)

* -Adult: KRW 70,000 Student: KRW 50,000

(each additional night : Adult: KRW 40,000 Student: KRW 30,000)



Large Room - Weol Song Yo (Dae-bang)-1~14 persons can stay

* -Adult:KRW 50,000 Student:KRW 40,000

(each additional night : Adult: KRW 30,000 Student: 20,000)



Remarks


1. Additional participants stay in Weol Song Yo,

* Adult :KRW 80,000 * Student: KRW 60,000

Additional participants stay in Kang Seol Dang,

* Adult :KRW 70,000 * Student: KRW 50,000

Additional participants stay in Weol Song Yo(large room)

* Adult :KRW 50,000 * Student: KRW 40,000


◆ Paticipation Fee is exactly equal to both recuperation templestay and experiential templestay.

◆ Bank account (Jeondeungsa) : 243041-51-046091, Nong Hyup(NH) Bank

◆ Information : Jeondeungsa Templestay office : +82-32-937-0152
(English available)



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Jeondeungsa's Templestay Program


  • Free-style Program

    [Jeondeungsa] One Step Pause Templestay (Relaxation)

    2017-02-27~2017-04-01

    One-Step Pause Templestay is a free-style program held all the year round. If you attend the Yebul (Buddhist ceremony) in the morning and evening and take meals on time, you can manage the rest of you...

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  • Free-style Program

    [Jeondeungsa] One Step Pause Templestay (Relaxation) 2 nights 3 days

    2017-02-27~2017-04-01

    One-Step Pause Templestay is a free-style program held all the year round. If you attend the Yebul (Buddhist ceremony) in the morning and evening and take meals on time, you can manage the rest of you...

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  • Free-style Program

    [Jeondeungsa] One Step Pause Templestay (Relaxation) 3 nights 4 days

    2017-02-27~2017-04-01

    One-Step Pause Templestay is a free-style program held all the year round. If you attend the Yebul (Buddhist ceremony) in the morning and evening and take meals on time, you can manage the rest of you...

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  • Free-style Program

    [Jeondeungsa] One Step Pause Templestay (Relaxation) 4 nights 5 days

    2017-02-27~2017-04-01

    One-Step Pause Templestay is a free-style program held all the year round. If you attend the Yebul (Buddhist ceremony) in the morning and evening and take meals on time, you can manage the rest of you...

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  • One day Program

    [Jeondeungsa] *system check* Don't make an reservation to this program.

    2017-02-28~2017-03-28

    Daily Templelife is a brief encounter and a long lingering program There are Balwoo Gongyang program, Meditation program and Tea Ceremony program You can feel korean Buddhist culture at Jeondeungsa Da...

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  • One day Program

    [Jeondeungsa] Daily Templelife

    2017-02-28~2017-04-25

    Daily Templelife is a brief encounter and a long lingering program There are Balwoo Gongyang program, Meditation program and Tea Ceremony program You can feel korean Buddhist culture at Jeondeungsa Da...

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  • One night two day program

    [Jeondeungsa] Ssdam Ssdam Templestay (Experiential)

    2017-03-04~2017-03-26

    Welcome to the oldest temple in Korea still existing today. Ssdam Ssdam Templestay in Jeondeungsa is a Buddhist culture program which helps you to detach from your distractions and get in touch with y...

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