Hotel – Transfer to Myogaksa Temple – *Temple Stay Program* – Orientation – Making 108 Prayer Beads – Lunch – Meditation Temple Tour – Tea Ceremony – Hotel
Hotel – Transfer to Myogaksa Temple – *Temple Stay Program* – Orientation – Making 108 Prayer Beads – Tea Ceremony – Evening Bell Striking & Buddhist Ceremony – Temple Tour – Dinner – Hotel
Includes: Tour guide, Vehicle, Admission fee, Hotel Pick up service, Lunch or Dinner included
The Temple Stay in Myogaksa Temple
Welcome to Temple Stay Program “Laying Down My Mind”
[About Temple Stay] A Temple Stay must be a new experience for foreign tourists which can live in Buddhist temple and learn about Korean Buddhist culture by direct. Almost all temples are located deep in the mountain, so all visitors are available enjoying the quiet and calm atmosphere. By experiencing the spiritual training such as meditation and Buddhist rites, all visitors can achieve the peace of mind which is needed in the modern society. The temple stay makes you to recharge your body and soul and also makes you to eases stress. All tourists also can learn the traditional Korean Buddhist culture.
[The Temple Stay in Myogaksa] Myogaksa on Mt. Naksan Temple stay program started from 2002 World Cup game. Unlike other temples, Myogaksa is located in the center of downtown Seoul, you can save more time than going to the deep in the mountain. They provide opportunities to experience various aspects of the 1700 years old Korean Buddhist culture and to share the Korean history through interesting stories told by monks.
108 Yeomju (Prayer Beads) Making
Participants will lay down all their agonies by experiencing a precious opportunity to make a rosary, during which they will thread 108 beads one by one followed by one prostration for each threading. All the participants, once understanding the daily 108 agonies and delusions, eventually reach the complete answer to the question, ¡°Why do we prostrate?¡± and then experience the meeting with their true self through the time ¡°to pour out their greed, anger and delusion
Gongyang (Temple’s Mealing)
When we unfold empty bowls, we are reminded of our first birth with empty hands; when we fill the bowls with food keeping gratitude and no greed in mind, we think living of our life.
Observing my mind correctly¡± is often the most impressive moment for participants to meet with Buddhism. It is a time for them to practice how to draw attention to their inside but not their outside.
Dado (Tea Ceremony) & Conversation with a Monk
It is a time for participants to be able to feel the gratitude and preciousness of having tea and a little fruit after finishing the group work and breakfast. Contrary to the popular thought that the tea ceremony has difficult and complex decorum, it helps to enable participants to experience the non-duality of tea and Seon (Zen), namely one of the supreme stages of Buddhist practice.
– If cancelled up to 1 day before the tour you applied, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the fee will be charged.* JSA tour is excluded.
– It is possible to pay all the tour fees by credit card or in cash on the tour day.
-Cancellation fee will be charged. Please refer to the tour page for details.
Cautions during reservation
Please take caution to enter precise hotel(hotel name, phone number) and email information for efiicient→eficent pick ups
After having received a reservation, the pick up time will be noticed through e-mail
If you do not receive a reply mail within 3 days please send your brief information (name of travel product, address, phone number, information of companions, etc) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write the place in the comment field If you would like to change the meeting place.
– All the tours Include the guide, transportation, admission fee.
– Child fares: 30% DC under 10years of age.- Some morning tours will be dropped off at Itaewon or city hall.(Near Myeongdong)
– We notice that We have no responsiblity for your personal incidents and losses during all the tours.
– We are stuck in a traffic jam the pick up service will be delayed.