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Availability
Experience (Sat), Relaxation (Tue-Fri)
Minimum Pax
1 Person
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  • Hwagyesa Temple
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Overview

If you want to experience a templestay somewhere not far from Seoul, join Hwagyesa templestay program. It is located in Mt. Bukhansan nearby Suyu subway station (Line 4).

What is unique about Hwagyesa is that it owns a Buddhist College (불교대학) and an International Zen Center (국제선원). The Buddhist College offers various classes from beginner to advanced levels in Korean. International Zen Center is for international visitors and has regular Sunday Programs in English where you can learn about meditation and have Dharma Talk with other practitioners.

Itinerary

Option 1) Experience Templestay Program (Sat, 2D1N)
This program includes a guided tour of the temple, ceremonies in the evening and in the morning, Chamseon (Zen meditation), 108 prostrations and tea meditation.

Itinerary:
Day 1
1:00pm~1:30pmArrival & registration
1:30pm~2:00pmOrientation
2:00pm~3:00pmTemple Tour
3:00pm~4:30pmHiking
4:30pm~5:20pm Dinner (All-vegetarian meal)
5:20pm~5:40pmEvening chanting
5:40pm~6:20pmBell-tolling ceremony
6:20pm~8:00pm108 bows & Buddhist rosary making
8:00pm~9:00pmMeditation
9:00pmLights out
Day 2
4:00am~4:30amWake up
4:30am~5:00amMorning chanting
5:00am~7:00am Chamseon (Zen meditation)
7:00am~8:00amBreakfast (All-vegetarian meal)
8:00am~8:30amMorning labor
8:30am~9:30amOptional activites
9:30am~11:00amTea Meditation & Clean-up
11:00am~12:00pmPreparation for departure

What to bring:
- Toiletries
- Towel
- Comfortable shoes
- Socks for entering the Buddha Hall

*Remarks:
1. Children 6 years old or younger are free of charge.
2. A uniform (a vest and pants) will be provided but you may need some extra clothes.

Option 2) Relaxation Templestay Program (Tue-Fri, 2D1N)
For this program, all you need to do is to participate in the ceremonies in the evening and morning and have meals at designated times. For the rest of the time, you will have free time to think about yourself or do some activities upon request.

Itinerary:
Day 1
1:00pm~1:30pmArrival & registration
1:30pm~2:00pmOrientation
2:00pm~3:00pmTemple Tour
3:00pm~4:30pmHiking
4:30pm~5:20pm Dinner (All-vegetarian meal)
5:20pm~5:40pmEvening chanting
5:40pm~6:20pmBell-tolling ceremony
6:20pm~8:00pm108 bows & Buddhist rosary making
8:00pm~9:00pmMeditation
9:00pmLights out
Day 2
4:00am~4:30amWake up
4:30am~5:00amMorning chanting
5:00am~7:00am Chamseon (Zen meditation)
7:00am~8:00amBreakfast (All-vegetarian meal)
8:00am~8:30amMorning labor
8:30am~9:30amOptional activites
9:30am~11:00amTea Meditation & Clean-up
11:00am~12:00pmPreparation for departure

What to bring:
- Toiletries
- Towel
- Socks for entering the Buddha Hall

*Remarks:
1. Children 6 years old or younger are free of charge.
2. A uniform (a vest and pants) will be provided but you may need some extra clothes.
3. Some activities may be available upon request during the free time such as lotus making, copying sutra, or meditation depending on the temple's situations.

How to book

  • 1. Complete your booking.
  • 2. Check your email.
  • 3. Enjoy it.

Please
keep in mind

1. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
2. If you want to stay more than 2 days, please contact us at inquiry@trazy.com.
3. Please respect the rules of the temple and follow the schedule.
4. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather/temple conditions.
5. There are Korean/International Buddhist monks practicing Buddhism in Hwagyesa Temple. Please refrain from talking too loud.
6. Up to 3 people will be assigned in one room, separated by male and female. Tea sets and an electronic fan are prepared in the room. Toilets and shower rooms are downstairs.

Cancellation
policy

All times are based on Korea Standard Time (KST) (GMT + 9 hours)
1 day before the reserved date: 100% refund.