Templestay Korea, Geumsunsa and Temple Food Cooking Class in Seoul (Weekend Healing Package- daily and 2D1N)

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Are you looking for a temple stay and temple food cooking class in Seoul Korea?

Would you like to experience the best temple stay on the mountain in Seoul? If you are staying in Seoul for a short time but still would like to experience Korean culture as well as history, we strongly recommend you to experience this temple stay for 2 days 1 night or a 1-full day tour. It includes Korean temple food and Korean temple food cooking class where you can try traditional Korean food as well! Also, it includes pick up service from your accommodation! Don’ t miss this chance while you are staying in Korea!

Short Information

Availability
1Day(Sat), 2D1N(Sat-Sun)
Duration
10 hrs or 2D1N
Voucher
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Tour type
Join in Small Group
Language
English
Minimum pax
2 pax
Booking due
7 days
Cancellation
100% refund before 7 days
Maximum pax
8 pax
Meeting location
Your accommodation
Included
- Templestay programs at Geumsunsa Temple
- Meals
- Temple Food Cooking Class
- Accommodation (Optional)
- Transportation (Optional)
- Please check below price table for more
Excluded
- Traveler's Insurance
- Personal expenses

Overview

This Weekend Healing Package includes the Temple food cooking class and Templestay experience!

Are you looking for a stress-free place to relax? While you are staying in Seoul, you can experience mindfulness meditation and relaxation here!
If you enjoyed enough city life and would love to experience Korean wellbeing culture, we strongly recommend this 2 days 1 night or 1 full day tour!

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy KoreaTravelEasy’s exclusive Experiential Templestay and Temple Food Cooking Class Healing Tour!
  • If you select the Weekend Healing Package, you will be picked up from your accommodation!
  • The Weekend Healing Package, you can experience the temple food cooking class as well as temple culture!
  • You can taste Korean style temple food which is vegetarian food. (Inc. Meals)!
  • You can experience various temple culture as well as a chance to meet a MONK to release your stress and heal your body.
  • You can feel the Korean Temple atmosphere such as peaceful, quiet and beautiful scenery.

What is a Templestay?

Templestay is a unique cultural program which lets you experience the life of Buddhist practitioners at traditional temples which preserved the 1700-year-old history of Korean Buddhism.

About Geumsunsa Temple

Geumsunsa is located in the middle of Mt. Bukhansan National Park and it has been 600 years of history as a traditional Korean Buddhist Temple. It is one of the beautiful temples in Seoul surrounding nature and specialized as a concentrated SEON(ZEN) Meditation temple. As soon as you arrive at this temple, you will feel a peaceful and quiet atmosphere and a wonderful view of Seoul city from here.

 

108 Prostrations

The practice of Buddhism is by lowering myself. Bowing is to take refuge in The Three Jewels (the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sanga), respect for others, and keep a humble mind in Buddhism. 108 defilements represent the worldly sufferings. One bow purifies one defilement.

 

Cham-Seon (Seon Meditation)

Seon meditation is to cut off all thoughts. Through Cham-Seon, you can learn mindfulness and concentration. Cham-Seon is an important method of Korean Buddhist practice. We hope you look for your true nature with concentration and observation through learning the basic of Cham-Seon at Geumsunsa Temple.

 

Da-Seon(Tea Ceremony)

It is one of the meditations to practice of mindfulness and concentration through brewing and drinking tea. Tea and meditation are the same that is why it is said Da-Seon-il-mil. When you drink tea, your five senses work at the same time. Your eyes see the color, ears hear the sound of water, the nose smells the fragrance, the tongue tastes the flavor of the tea and your hands feel the warmth of the cup.

 

Temple Food Cooking Class

Temple food refers to the food eaten daily at Buddhist temples. At Buddhist temples, everything is considered a part of practice. From growing vegetables to preparing the food. Monks and nuns are directly involved in the whole process. The Temple food is natural, healthy and also a part of Buddhist life. You can learn how to cook the temple food with a monk and after cooking class, you can eat the food together. Also in the class, you will learn which ingredients are good for your health and why it is good from the monk.

 

 


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Price

 

** Tour must be booked minimum 2 pax!

Price What is included

1-day Templestay

2 ~ 3 Pax

US$ 139.00/person

4 ~ 5 Pax

US$ 105.00/person

6 ~ 7 Pax

US$ 85.00/person

8 Pax

US$ 75.00/person
  • 3 hours Templestay program at Geumsunsa Temple
  • Drop off at Anguk Station after the tour!

Experiential

2D1N Templestay

2 ~ 3 Pax

US$ 169.00/person

4 ~ 5 Pax

US$ 139.00/person

6 ~ 7 Pax

US$ 119.00/person

8 Pax

US$ 109.00/person
  •  Various Templestay program for 1N2D
  • 1 Night Accommodation at Geumsunsa Temple
  • Breakfast (Temple Food, Vagitarian)
  • Uniform (a vest and pants)

All Options INCLUDE

  • Pick-up at your accommodation within Seoul area
  • Temple Food Cooking Class (Lunch Inc.)
  • Free time in Bukchon (Hanok Village)
  • Transportation to the Guemsunsa Temple after free time in Bukchon
  • Dinner (Temple Food, Vagitarian)
ATTENTION*
  • The same price applies to both adults and children.
  • Please check what is included carefully! The pick up and drop off service is different by package types!
  • If you have a 'Korea Grand Sale' Ticket for the templestay, you will get some gifts from Guemsunsa Temple.
  • All foreigner will get the 108 coloring book from Guemsunsa Temple.
What is not Included
  • Traveler's Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • The 2D1N Templestay Package is not inc. drop off at the Ankuk Station on Sunday.
    (Please check the below Map to check how to get to Gyeongbokgung station.)

Itinerary

- Weekend 1-day Templestay

9:00 - 10:00 AM Pick-up from your place (Pickup time will be confirmed with a voucher!)
10:30 AM - 13:00 PM Temple Food Cooking Class (After cooking, you will have time to eat!)

* Please prepare your own dish towel! The menu will be changed every Saturday!

13:00 - 14:30 PM Free time in Bukchon Area (Hanok Village)

You will have time to enjoy Hanok Village (Korean Traditional Houses)!

14:30 - 15:00 PM Pick up at Anguk Station Exit 1

- Drop off at the entrance of Geumsunsa Temple

* You need to walk about 20 mins from the entrance (Small Hike up)

15:30 - 16:00 PM Orientation
16:00 - 17:00 PM Temple Tour
17:30 - 18:45 PM Dinner (Temple Food, Vegetarian)
18:45 - 19:00 PM Bell Striking

19:00 - 19:30 PM Walking down to the entrance (Where you have dropped off)
19:30 - 20:00 PM Pick up from the entrance and Drop off at the Anguk Station

 

- Weekend Experiential 2D1N Templestay

1st DAY
9:00 - 10:00 AM Pick-up from your place (Pickup time will be confirmed with a voucher!)
10:30 AM - 13:00 PM Temple Food Cooking Class (After cooking, you will have time to eat!)

* Please prepare your own dish towel! The menu will be changed every Saturday!

13:00 - 14:30 PM Free time in Bukchon Area (Hanok Village)

You will have time to enjoy Hanok Village (Korean Traditional Houses)!

14:30 - 15:00 PM Pick up at Anguk Station Exit 1

- Drop off at the entrance of Geumsunsa Temple

* You need to walk about 20 mins from the entrance (Small Hike up)

15:30 - 16:00 PM Orientation
16:00 - 17:00 PM Temple Tour
17:30 - 18:45 PM Dinner (Temple Food, Vegetarian)
18:45 - 19:20 PM Bell Striking & Evening Ceremony

19:20 - 20:00 PM 108 Prostrations

20:00 PM - 04:30 AM Self-control schedule (Free time)
2nd DAY
04:30 - 05:00 AM Wake up and Wash up
05:00 - 05:20 AM Early morning Ceremony at Buddha Hall
- 05:20 - 06:40 AM Break Time
05:20 - 06:00 Cham-Seon ( Seon meditation )

06:30 - 07:20 AM Balwoogongyang (Monastic Meal)
07:20 - 08:00 AM Ulyeok (Communal Work)
08:00 - 09:00 AM Meditation in the Forest

09:00 - 11:00 AM Da-Seon (Tea with a MONK)

11:00 - 11:30 AM Walking Down and preparing to leave
(Please check below Map to check how to get to the subway station!)

* The time arrangement could change due to traffic jam!

**Tour must be booked for a minimum of 2 people**

If you're traveling solo, please send us an email (info@koreatraveleasy.com)!

Map

  • Temple Food Cooking Class (Address: 2F, Anguk Bd, 39 Yulgokro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Anguk St. Exit 1)
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • Geumsunsa Temple

    • For the bus stop and Subway station from Geumsunsa Temple

      1. Come down until you see the Yibukodochung Bus Stop (이북오도청)
      2. Take the green bus no. 7212 and Get Off at the Gyeongbokgung Station Stop approximately after the 20-minute ride.
      3. After getting off, you will see the Exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung Station Line 3.
      4. Take the Subway Line 3 at the Gyeongbokgung station and go to your destination!

      For the taxi from Geumsunsa Temple

      Ask any staff at the Geumsunsa Temple to call a taxi!  However, you need to go down until you see the Yibukodochung (이북오도청)!

Click the location marker () below for the direction on the google map

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Reminders

  • ONLY 1-day Templestay is provided drop off service in the evening to Anguk Station!
  • Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to departure. The tour Van will not wait for those who are late.
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on traffic, weather conditions on the tour date. In the case of extreme weather and tour has to be canceled, you will be contacted for rescheduling or refund.
  • A uniform ( a vest and pants ) is provided during the stay for the 1N2D options.
    * What to bring: toiletries, a personal water bottle, loose clothes for sleep, an extra t-shirt, sneakers, and socks.
  • Remember that a sleeveless shirt or flip-flops are not recommended.
  • Please be quiet during your stay.
  • No smoking and no alcohol drinking.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund: 7 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
  • 50% refund: 5 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date
    (e.g: if your selected date is Tuesday, contact us by Tuesday)
  • No refund: After 5 pm KST of 5 days before the tour day

* To request a reschedule, please contact us 5 business days (by 5 pm KST) before the selected date.
* For the no-show on the tour day, we cannot refund.

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