Embark on a spiritual journey and find your inner peace at Jeondeungsa Temple.
Are you feeling drained from the constant hustle and bustle of modern life? Let go of your burdens and rejuvenate your body and mind at Jeondeungsa Temple, a serene temple tucked away on the beautiful Island of Ganghwa. On this temple stay program, you will experience the daily monastic life of Korean Buddhist monks and take part in traditional Buddhist ceremonies such as Seon meditation and bell striking at dawn. Clear your mind and achieve a Zen state of mind through this one-of-a-kind experience!
About the programs:
- Balwoo gongyang (monastic meal):Balwoo are bowls containing a moderate amount of rice and vegetables. Balwoo gongyang is a traditional way of eating a meal for Buddhist monks. It involves the spirit of Equality, Cleanliness, and Thrift because everybody shares the same food equally, the food is cooked in a clean environment, and there is no waste.
- Cham-Seon (Seon meditation):Seon meditation is to cut off all thoughts. Through Cham-Seon, you can learn mindfulness and concentration.
- Ulyeok (communal work):Ulyeok means working together. Everyone in the temple stops what they are doing to lend a hand. One rule of the temple is a day without work is a day without food'. In the self-sufficient life in a remote Buddhist temple, this is an axiom of practicality.
- Yebool:Yebool is a ceremony of paying respect to the Sakyamuni Buddha, Bodhisattvas, and all his disciples. It affords a chance for self-reflection of practice.
- 108 Prostrations:The practice of lowering oneself by bowing. Bowing shows respect for others and humbles the mind while purifying one of defilement and worldly sufferings.
- Doryangseok (dawn bell chant):Doryangseok is a chanting ceremony held in the early morning to purify and awaken the temple compound. It is performed to the sounding of the bell.
13:00 Registration & Room Assignment
14:00 Free time
15:00 Learn the basic temple etiquette
15:30 Ice-Breaking & Temple Tour
17:00 Balwoo gongyang (monastic meal)
18:00 Yebool (Buddhist Ceremony)
18:30-19:00 108 Prostrations
19:10-19:40 Cham-Seon (Seon Meditation)
19:50-20:30 Make Prayer beads
21:30 Go to bed
04:00 Doryangseok (Dawn bell chant)
07:30 Ulyeok (Communal work)
08:00 Walking Meditation
09:00-09:20 Cleaning Room
09:30-10:30 Tea time with a monk
11:30-12:00 Lunch & Closing
What You Get
- 2D1N Temple Stay Program
- Uniform( Vest & Pants)
- Personal Expense
What to Bring:
- Personal toiletries
- Extra Clothes
- Water bottle
Things to take note;
Sleeveless shirts, shorts and flip-flops are not allowed in the temple
Gang Seol Dang Room
- Basic Capacity: 2-3 people
- Bed type: Traditional Korean Style Foldable Mattress
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Private Bathroom
Terms and Conditions
- Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
- The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
- Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
- In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly
- No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
- There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
- In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
How to Get There
Jeondeungsa Temple in Ganghwa Island, Incheon