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YEOGWANS
HANOK STAY
TEMPLE STAY
 

 
 
 
A Temple Stay is a cultural-experience program designed to help people understand Korean Buddhism better. A Temple stay is a unique opportunity for foreign tourists to live in a Buddhist temple and learn about and experience Korean Buddhist culture firsthand. Most temples are located deep in the mountains, so visitors can also fully enjoy the beauty of nature. Through spiritual training such as Zen Meditation and Buddhist Rites, you will achieve the kind

of peace of mind that is so needed in the modern world. Thus, a temple stay is much more than a religion. It is a cultural experience that recharges you, handles your mental stress, and teaches you about traditional culture.

Main program

Ceremonial Service (Yebul)
Yebul is a ceremonial service to praise Buddha. This solemn ceremonial service is held 3 times a day; in the morning, mid-day and evening helping to clear ones mind.

Zen Meditation (Chamseon)
Zen is known as Seon in Korean. Chamseon is a form of meditation that allows a person to reflect onto oneself.
There are two forms of this meditation:
 - Jwaseon() : a sitting-style meditation
 - Haengseon() : a walking-style meditation.

Communal Buddhist Meal Service (Balwoo Gongyang)
Balwoo Gongyang is a unique and special way of eating in Korean temples. At this communal meal practice the meal is eaten in total silence, and not a single grain of rice is wasted.

Tea Ceremony (Dado)
Making and enjoying good tea is one of the practices of the Buddhist religion. Koreans say that there are several ways to enjoy good tea. One should start off by enjoying the sounds of water boiling, and then relax with the soothing aroma of tea and seeing its soft and subtle colors. Lastly, one can feel the warmth of the tea radiating through the cup as they slowly savor the taste. There are many other activities to participate in such as lotus lantern making, impression making with ink and paper, and folk games available at Korean temples.