Temple Information 'Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter'

  • Address : 85-1, Giljik-ri, Gilsang-myeon Ganghwa-gun Incheon
  • Tel : 032-937-7033 / Fax : +82-32-937-7034
  • E-mail : lotuslantern.net@gmail.com

Templestay Introduction


Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenterA place for people from all over the world to practice…



The Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center, located on Ganghwado Island, is supported by low mountain foothills in the rear, while out in front the temple embraces neat, tidy rice fields. The center was founded in 1997 by Ven. Wonmyeong (1950-2003), a Korean monk who spent years teaching Buddhism abroad, on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Center. These days the center functions not just as a practicing place for Korean people, but also for international visitors. The center is close to Seoul and has several resident international monks, so many visitors from around the world have joined the Templestay Program here. The center offers a standard two day program, also a freestyle program where you can stay as long as you want to take a rest, and a longer five day program entitled “Yeomhwa Miso Hyanggi” (When Buddha picked up a flower on Vulture’s Peak, no one understood, only Mahakasyapa smiled. What is the fragrance of that smile?)



Lotus Lantern’s Templestay Program



The center offers a standard two day program, a freestyle program where you can stay as long as you want to take a rest, and a longer five day program entitled Yeomhwa Miso Hyanggi (When is the Fragrance of Mahakasyapa’s Smile?). The two day Templestay program includes lectures on Buddhism and Hwadu meditation. It also includes tea with the monks and copying the Buddhist sutras by hand. The freestyle program does not have a set schedule. Participants are free to read books, take walks, do practice, or engage in communal work periods, according to their personal situations. Finally, the Yeomhwa Miso Hyanggi program includes the regular practice schedule, as well as offering cultural activities in the region, such as touring the temple Jeondeungsa, visiting historical sites, or climbing the mountai



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Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter's Templestay Program


  • Free-style Program

    [Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter] Relaxation-free stayle templestay.

    2017-04-29~2018-01-17

    For the past eighteen years, the Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center has been providing a unique look into Korean Buddhist culture through a global lens. Monks and laypeople of different cou...

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  • One day Program

    [Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter] DailyTemplelife

    2017-04-29~2018-01-15

    Temple Life Program is a good chance to experience Korean temple life and learn about Korean Seon meditation. Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Meditation Center. Korean Zen Buddhist meditation an...

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  • One night two day program

    [Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter] Meditation retreat program

    2017-05-26~2017-12-25

    Every month, we provide a short and intensive retreat of four days. We include introduction of meditation and dharma talks in both English and Korean. Our temple is located in a calm and peaceful plac...

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  • One night two day program

    [Lotus Lantern International MeditationCenter] Experiential, Sound of Silence (regular program)

    2017-04-29~2018-01-15

    Temple Life Program is a good chance to experience Korean temple life and learn about Korean Seon meditation. Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Meditation Center. Korean Zen Buddhist meditation an...

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