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Geumsunsa Overnight Temple Retreat with Round Trip Transfers from Seoul

Meditation in the forest

Get to know the thousand-year-old heritage of Korean Buddhism at Geumsunsa temple! Live like a monk and gain first-hand insight into their lifestyle as you take part in temple rituals and ceremonies.

  • Meditation in the forest
  • Hapjang
  • 108 prostration
  • Balwoogongyang (monastic meal)
  • Night view from temple
  • Room outside
  • Vally in temple
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Schedule & Location
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  • DAY1  
  • 13:15 Meet-Up at The Plaza Hotel Lobby
  • Proposed Schedule
    All activities indicated below, except for meal and travel schedules, are subject to change according to your preference.
  • 13:30 Depart for Geumsunsa Temple
  • 14:30 Arrival and Registration at Geumsunsa Temple
    Room outside Upon arrival, you will be guided to the registration area of Geumsunsa temple and will also be given your room assignment. You can take some time to get settled before proceeding to the orientation area.
  • 15:30 Orientation
    Be greeted by luscious fauna as you pass through the forest gate into the temple. Upon entering, you will be oriented into the way of life and culture of the monks as well as the basic regulations within the temple.
  • 16:00 Self-Control Schedule
    Learn how to control your emotions and strengthen your inner will as you take part in this self-control ceremony.
  • 17:30 Vegetarian Dinner
    Balwoogongyang (monastic meal) Have a peaceful vegetarian dinner with the monks while maintaining an upright posture throughout. Enjoy peace and quiet as you eat in silence; consuming everything down to the last grain.
  • 18:30 Evening Buddhist Chanting Ceremony
    Hapjang Hear the harmonious chants and solemn prayers of monks in the evening ceremony. Observe their dedication and passion in following the wisdom taught by Sakyamuni Buddha.
  • 19:00 Self-Control Schedule
  • DAY2  
  • 04:30 Wake Up
  • 05:00 Early Morning Ceremony
    Yebool Liven up your day by participating in the early morning ceremony; a perfect way to start your day at the monastery.
  • 07:00 Vegetarian Breakfast
    Balwoogongyang (monastic meal) Experience the monastic life beginning with quietly savoring a healthy serving of vegetarian meals while sitting with the monks. The act of eating silently is common practice and is done in appreciation of all life and people.
  • 10:00 Self-Control Schedule
  • 11:00 Departure from Temple
  • Drop-Off at The Plaza Hotel
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Smoking and alcohol consumption is not allowed in the temple.
    • If less than 3 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • No sleeveless, collarless shirts or T-shirts
    • No short pants
    • No mini skirts
    • No clothing that exposes a large amount of skin
    • No see-through fabrics
    • Only luggage that you can personally carry is allowed
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Because the monastery is a religious sanctuary, participants are advised to refrain from showing public displays of affection, singing, dancing and playing loud music.
Additional Note(s)
    • Private rooms will be provided but men and women will stay separately. Rooms will be assigned on the day of arrival upon registration.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather, traffic conditions or temple situations.
    • Please arrive at your check-in location 15 minutes prior to the start time.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 10.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 5 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Availability Weekday
Meal Breakfast, Dinner
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