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



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



2:00 p.m.: Arrival & Check-in
4:00 p.m.: Orientation
6:00 p.m.: Dinner
7:00 p.m.: Evening Chanting
7:20 p.m.: Lecture of Basic Buddhism & Korean Seon meditation
8:00 p.m.: Practice Sitting Meditation. (20min)
9:00 p.m.: Sleep
4:00 a.m.: Waking up
4:10 a.m.: Morning Chanting (108 prostrations)
5:30 a.m.: Sitting Meditation (20min)
6:30 a.m.: Breakfast
7:30 a.m.: Walking Meditation / team work
8:30 a.m.: Tea time and talks with the guide monk
9.30 a.m.: Copying Sutras at the library or Gogeong Seonbang
11:00 a.m.: Rice offering to the Buddha and Chanting
12:00 a.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m.: Cleaning rooms & Check-out


Participation fee

Two nights/ three days: 160,000 Won
One night/ two days : 60,000 Won


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

Anyone who is interested in Buddhist meditation welcome to participate in this program. Real experience of life in the temple together with the foreign monks and profound meditation practice. For beginners, we provide an explanation of meditation. The minimum period of participation is two days. You can come any day.

Meditation Retreats Schedule


Meditation retreat program :
The First day
11 : 00       Application
12 : 00       Lunch
14 : 00       Introduction Practice
15 : 00       Beginning Sitting
16 : 00       Walking meditation and rest
17 : 30       Dinner
19 : 00       Evening Chanting
19 : 20       Sitting
21 : 00       Sleeping

Daily Schedule
04 : 00       Pre-dawn Chanting
05 : 00       Sitting
06 : 00       Rest
06 : 30       Breakfast
07 : 30       Cleaning Room
08 : 00       Sitting
10 : 30       Rest
11 : 00       Midday Chanting
12 : 00       Lunch and Rest
14 : 00       Sitting
16 : 00       Dhamma Talk
17 : 30       Dinner and Rest
19 : 00       Evening Chanting
19 : 20       Sitting
21 : 00       Sleeping

The Last day
04 : 00       Pre-dawn Chanting
05 : 00       Sitting
06 : 30       Breakfast
07 : 30       Cleaning Room
08 : 00       Sitting
10 : 00       The end of Retreat
11 : 00       Midday Chanting
12 : 00       Lunch
13 : 00       Departure



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.



Please first check the calendar.

1. Templestay for rest is always available.
2. 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).
3. After sending the application please wait for confirmation.

::Temple-stay Application Form 참가신청서::
* Please fill in the blank in your language. 아래 해당 항목을 기입하여 주시기 바랍니다.
* Red articles are for overseas vistors only. 빨강색 항목은 해외참가자 해당 항목입니다.
Applicant 신청인
Name 이름 Nationality 국적
Age 나이 Gender 성별
Phone No. 연락처 E-mail 이메일
No. of Participants
참가자 총 인원
No. of children
아동 참가자수
No. of Men
남성 참가자수
No. of Women
여성 참가자수
* Estimated Date of Arrival in Korea 한국 도착 예정일 (overseas visitors only, 해외참가자 해당)
Month 월 Day 일 Time 시
* Estimated Date of Departure from Korea 한국 출국 예정일 (overseas visitors only, 해외참가자 해당)
Month 월 Day 일 Time 시
   Incheon International Airport Pick-up support (over 5 people)
  인천국제공항 픽업서비스 (5인 이상)
  Cheongna Int'l City station Pick-up support (over 3 people)
  공항철도 청라국제도시역 픽업서비스 (3인 이상)
  Ganghwa Bus terminal Pick-up suppor (over 1 people)
  강화시외버스터미널 픽업서비스 (1인 이상)
Templestay Schedule of Participants 참가자 템플스테이 일정
Starting Day 시작일 Closing Day 종료일
Language 프로그램언어 Participant Type 참가구분
Program Type 프로그램유형 Experience 참가횟수
Pick-up support requested, Please describe your arrival location and time in the blank.
차량 픽업요청시 상세내용 기입하세요
If you want other program or special activities in your mind, Please describe in the blank.
프로그램 추가내용 희망시 기입하세요


Thanks for the application, we will reply to you soon.
템플스테이를 신청해주셔서 감사합니다. 곧 회신드리겠습니다.

Bank information:
Account Name : Lotus Lantern International Meditation Center (연등국제선원)
The Name of the Bank : Nong Hyeop Bank ( NH Bank) (농협)
Account No. : 171845-51-006598

Please, let us know after you wired the money.