Temple stay in English

Our temple provides Temple stay program in English, Russian and Korean. Explanation of Korean Zen Buddhism is available for foreigners at any time. Learning Zen meditation. Rest in the temple. Program provide by foreign monks


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1) Weekend Temple Stay (Saturday & Sunday)

We welcome visitors to stay over the weekend. Weekend stays are a good chance to experience Korean temple life and learn about Korean Seon meditation


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2:00 p.m.: arrival & Check-in
4:00 p.m.: Orientation
5:30 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 p.m.: Evening Chanting
7:00 p.m.: a lecture for Basic Buddhism & Korean Seon meditation
7:30-9:00 p.m.: Watching video of Ganhwa Seon and Practice Sitting Meditation.
9:00 p.m.: Sleep

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04:00 a.m..: Waking up
04:15 a.m.: Morning Chanting (108 prostrations. Reciting Mantra, Heart Sutra)
05:30 a.m. : Sitting Meditation
06:00 a.m. : Breakfast
07:30 a.m. : Walking Meditation / team work
08:30 a.m.: Tea time and talks with the guide teacher at the Jeongjin Dang
09.30 a.m..: Copying Sutras at the library or Gogeong Seonbang
10:30 a.m.: Rice offering to the Buddha and Chanting
11:30 a.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m. : Cleaning rooms & Check-out

.* The van will be running to the nearest bus stop at 12: 45 p.m.

Participation fee

Two nights/ three days: 80,000 Won
One night/ two days : 50,000 Won

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2) Temple Stay for Rest

This type is for those who want to have own time and experience the temple life. The participants would get refreshment in the monastic surroundings. No strict rules required though, the participants should attend the morning and evening chanting, and should follow basic rules.

3) Temple Stay for Intensive Meditation

Meditation practice continues from every Monday to Saturday for 6 days.
Participation fee is 200,000 Won.


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2:00 p.m.: Arrival & Registration
5:00 p.m.: Dharma Talks on Seon Meditation
5:30 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 p.m.: Evening Chanting
7:00 p.m.: Sitting Meditation
8:50 p.m.: Meditation Break
9:00 p.m: Sleep


04:00 a.m.: Waking up
04:15 a.m.: Morning Chanting
05:00 a.m.: Sitting Meditation
06:00 a.m.: Meditation Break
06:05 a.m.: Breakfast
08:00 a.m.: Sitting Meditation
10:00 a.m.: Meditation Break
10: 30 a.m.: Rice offering & Chanting
11: 30 a.m..: Lunch
2:00 p.m.: Sitting Meditation
5:00 p.m.: Meditation Break
5:30 p.m: Dinner

●Wednesday through Saturday schedules are the same as Tuesday's schedule.
On Saturday afternoon, participants leave the temple after lunch.
The schedule may change depending on the season


Volunteering is a great opportunity to understand the monastic life and gives you the chance to engage in activities that reflect your life values as well. Lotus Lantern international meditation center may exist by the kindness of volunteers. We have daily chores like a home: cleaning rooms, washing dishes and laundry. During spring and summer there is gardening work to do. You may volunteer for various tasks, depending on your needs. Anybody can be a volunteer. Your help is genuine Buddhist practice and offerings. If you want to be a volunteer, please let us know. We would appreciate your participations.


Guidelines for basic Korean temple etiquette

* Please, keep in silence.
* Always allow monks and nuns to go ahead of you when leaving the Buddha Hall or Zen Room.
* Always walk behind people seated in meditation.
* Learn the correct bowing form and be mindful to bow correctly.
* Always use both hands while serving food or giving or receiving something.
* Do not sit any place with your legs and feet sticking out, pointing at a Buddha or any person.
* Do not blow your nose in the Meditation room or during meals.
Please wipe your nose with a tissue or handkerchief instead.

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Please first check the calendar.

1. Temple Stay for Rest available on any day, if there is no a special message. (see calendar).
2. Temporarily Temple Stay for Intensive Meditation is not available.
3. The full program of Temple Stay is possible on any day if the number of participants more than 2 people, and if there is no a special message. (see calendar).
4. After sending the application please wait for confirmation.

Please, fill out the application form or submit us by e-mail.

Weekend Templestay
Intensive Meditaion
Male   Female
Yes   No
Cash (after arrival)     Transfer wired

Bank information:
Account Name : Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center (연등국제선원)
The Name of the Bank : Nong Hyeop Bank ( NH Bank) (농협)
Account No. : 355-0002-8587-13

Please, let us know after you wired the money.