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Templestay Korea: International Seon (Zen) Center

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International Seon (Zen) Center offers templestay programs focusing on Seon (Zen) meditation. By practicing Seon meditation, you will have a chance to observe your mind and learn how to breathe correctly. This will lead to spiritual awakening, and you will learn to live “Now and Here”. You can have this amazing experience right in the heart of Seoul at International Seon Center.

Templestay at International Seon Center has more meditation sessions compared to other templestay programs at other temples, allowing you to ease up, open your mind and think about yourself. You will experience sitting meditation, walking meditation and group meditation in addition to an introductory lecture on Korean Buddhism.

Program Options

1) Breath & Rest Program (Saturdays - 2D1N): $64
During the 2-day program, you will focus on breathing and learn how to do it right. Correct breathing is fundamental for meditation. Through it, you will be able to widen your mind and let go of useless thoughts.

Itinerary:
Day 1
13:30 ~ 14:00 Registration: uniform and name tag distribution & room assignment
14:00 ~ 15:00 Understanding of Korean Buddhism & Temple tour
15:00 ~ 17:00 Traditional culture experience
17:00 ~ 17:50 Dinner (all-vegetarian meal) and rest
18:00 ~ 18:20 Evening ceremony
18:30 ~ 19:00 Meditation tutorial
19:00 ~ 21:00 Meditation & Dharma talk
21:00 ~ 04:00 Shower and Bedtime

Day 2
04:00 ~ 04:20 Wake up
04:30 ~ 05:05 Early morning ceremony
05:10 ~ 06:00 Mediation
06:00 ~ 06:50 Breakfast (all-vegetarian meal)
07:00 ~ 08:00 Walking meditation or free time
08:00 ~ 09:00 Making 108 prayer beads
09:00 ~ 10:00 Teatime with monk

What to bring:
- Toiletries
- Towels
- Your own cup
- Comfortable shoes for walking meditation
- Light clothes to wear underneath the uniform
- Socks for visiting Buddha hall

*Remarks:
1. Children under 7 years old are free of charge and must be accompanied by a guardian.
2. The same price applies for adult and children above 7 years old.
3. A vest and pants will be provided but you may need some extra clothes.
4. Please refrain from walking around the temple or making noise after 21:00.
5. Please do not bring any food to the temple.
6. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather/temple conditions.

2) Focusing on meditation (Every 2nd weekend - 2D1N): $64
This option is a 2-day program focusing on meditation. You will have a plenty of time to think about yourself while practicing various types of meditations. If you are interested in meditation, this option is for you.

Itinerary:
Day 1
13:30 ~ 14:00 Registration : uniform and name tag distribution & room assignment
14:00 ~ 15:00 Understanding Korean Buddhism
15:00 ~ 17:00 Sitting meditation
17:00 ~ 18:00 Dinner (all-vegetarian meal)
18:00 ~ 19:00 Evening ceremony
19:00 ~ 21:00 Sitting meditation

Day 2
04:30 ~ 05:00 Early morning ceremony
05:00 ~ 06:00 Lying meditation
06:00 ~ 07:00 Breakfast (all-vegetarian meal)
07:00 ~ 08:00 Walking meditation
08:00 ~ 09:00 Sitting meditation
09:00 ~ 09:30 Clean-up (tidy up rooms and return pillow cases)
09:30 ~ 10:00 Teatime with Sunim (Buddhist monk)

What to bring:
- Toiletries
- Towels
- Your own cup
- Comfortable shoes for walking meditation
- Light clothes to wear underneath the uniform
- Socks for visiting Buddha hall

*Remarks:
1. Children below 13 years old are not allowed to participate in the program. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
2. A vest and pants will be provided but you may need some extra clothes.
3. Please refrain from walking around the temple or making noise after 21:00.
4. Please do not bring any food to the temple.
5. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather/temple conditions.

3) Relaxation Templestay (Every week: Wed ~ Sat - 2D1N): $64
This program offers two days of self-reflection in the heart of Seoul. For this program, you can choose either rest or meditation. Choosing rest, you will have 5 hours of free time in total. If you need some time just to think about yourself or clear your mind in a peaceful temple, join the program!

Itinerary:
Day 1
13:30 ~ 14:00 Registration: uniform and name tag distribution & room assignment
14:00 ~ 15:00 Understanding Korean Buddhism
15:00 ~ 17:00 Rest or meditation
17:00 ~ 18:00 Dinner (all-vegetarian meal)
18:00 ~ 19:00 Evening ceremony
19:00 ~ 21:00 Rest or Meditation

Day 2
04:30 ~ 05:00 Early morning ceremony
05:00 ~ 06:00 Rest or Meditation
06:00 ~ 07:00 Breakfast (all-vegetarian meal)
07:00 ~ 08:00 Walking meditation
08:00 ~ 09:00 Making 108 prayer beads
09:00 ~ 09:30 Clean-up (tidy up rooms and return pillow cases)
09:30 ~ 10:00 Teatime with Sunim (Buddhist monk)

What to bring:
- Toiletries
- Towels
- Your own cup
- Comfortable shoes for walking meditation
- Light clothes to wear underneath the uniform
- Socks for visiting Buddha hall

*Remarks:
1. Children under 7 years old are free of charge and must be accompanied by a guardian.
2. The same price applies for adult and children above 7 years old.
3. A vest and pants will be provided but you may need some extra clothes.
4. Please refrain from walking around the temple or making noise after 21:00.
5. Please do not bring any food to the temple.
6. The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather/temple conditions.
7. The minimum number of participants for the program is 3.

4) Daily Templestay (Every week: Wed-Sat): $27
If you are interested in Korean Buddhism and want to get to know about it, this daily program will be a good start! It is a 4-hour program consisting of a lecture, a lotus flower making session, sitting and walking meditations, and a temple dinner.

Itinerary:
13:30 ~ 14:00 Orientation
14:00 ~ 15:00 Learning basic temple etiquette & understanding of Korean Buddhist culture
15:00 ~ 17:00 Traditional culture experience
17:00 ~ 17:30 Temple dinner (all-vegetarian meal)

What to bring:
- Your own cup
- Comfortable shoes for walking meditation
- Light clothes to wear underneath the uniform
- Socks for visiting Buddha hall

*Remarks:
1. Children above 13 years old can participate in the program. All minors must be accompanied by a guardian.
2. The same price applies for adult and children above 13 years old.
3. The minimum number of participants for the program is 3 and the maximum is 50 people.

How to book

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

Please
keep in mind

1. Some of the programs have age restrictions. Please refer to *Remarks: of each program.
2. The rooms will be separated by male and female.
3. If you don’t want to share the room and want to have a single room for yourself, there will be a surcharge of $30.
4. Please follow the rules of the temple. Smoking, drinking alcohol, public display of affection are not allowed.
5. Please wear appropriate clothing for the temple. Shorts, short skirts, sleeveless, halter tops are not allowed.
6. Dancing, singing, and playing loud music are not allowed in the temple.
7. If you wish to stay more than 2 days and 1 night, please inquire us at inquiry@trazy.com.
8. If your group is more than 20 people, please contact us at inquiry@trazy.com.

Cancellation
policy

3 days before the reserved date: 100% refund.
2 days before the reserved date: 50% refund.
1 day before the reserved date or less: Non-refundable.

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