Main Activities

Devotional Chanting at Yebul, Ceremonial Service (Yebul)

Yebul is a ceremonial service to praise Buddha. This solemn ceremonial service is held 3 times a day; in the morning, midday and evening helping to clear one’s mind.

Zen Meditation (Chamseon)

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

Buddhist formal monastic meal (Baru gongyang)

Baru 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.

Templestay Sample Itinerary (2 days)
13:00 Registration
14:00 Orientation
15:00 Temple tour
16:00 Buddhist Cultural Experience (Beads Making, Lotus Lantern Making, Printing)
18:00 Dinner
19:00 Evening Ceremonial Service
19:30 Seon Meditation
21:00 Sleep
04:00 Wake up
04:30 Dawn Ceremonial Service
05:00 Break
05:30 Breakfast Baru Gongyang (Traditional Buddhist meal)
06:30 Community Work
07:30 VBreak
09:30 Tea Ceremony with Monks
10;00 Lunch
13:00 Closing