Temple Stay: Woljeongsa Temple (Gangwon-do)

The snowy Woljeongsa Temple in Gangwon-do. (Courtesy of the Korean Temple Stay website)

Hello Again Everyone!!

Introduction to the Temple:

Woljeongsa Temple was founded in 643 A.D. by the famed monk, Jajang-yulsa; yes, the very same monk that also founded Tongdosa Temple, as well. And like Tongdosa Temple, Woljeongsa Temple possesses the partial remains of the Historical Buddha (Seokgamoni-bul). Other than these relics, Woljeongsa Temple has the nine story stone pagoda that stands out in front of the Jeokgwang-jeon Hall. And directly in front of the ornate pagoda is a seated stone Yaksayore-bul (The Medicine Buddha). This one is a new one, the old one seems to be locked away safely in a museum.

As for the Temple Stay program, it seems as though the program focuses on the entire Buddhist experience with Buddhist services, bell ringing, and a walk in a neighbouring fir tree forest.

For more on Woljeongsa Temple.

(Courtesy of the Korean Temple Stay website)

Directions:

From Seoul, take subway line No. 2 and get off at the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, then take a bus for Jinbu (about 2 hours, 10 minutes). After, take a local bus from the Jinbu Bus Terminal to Woljeongsa Temple or Sangwonsa Temple (15 minutes).



General Schedule:

Woljeongsa Temple conducts two types of programs. The first is an Experienced-Based Program, while the other is a Relaxation-Based Program.

A: Experienced-Based Schedule:

Day 1:
14:00~15:00 : Registration & Orientation
15:00~15:20 : Learn Buddhist Temple Manners
17:20 : Temple Dinner
18:10 : View of Ringing Buddhist Bell
18:20~18:50 : Evening Buddhist Service
21:00 : Go to Bed (Turn Off Lights)

Day 2:
03:50 : Wake Up & Wash
04:20~05:00 : Morning Buddhist Service
05:00~06:00 : Yoga or Make 108 Prayer Beads (OPTIONAL)
06:20 : Temple Breakfast
07:00 : Walking in Fir Tree Forest
10:30 : Tidying Up the Room
11:20 : Temple Lunch

B: Relaxation-Based Schedule:

Day 1:
14:00~15:00 : Registration & Check-in
15:00~15:20 : Learn Buddhist Temple Manners
17:20 : Temple Dinner
18:10 : A View of Ringing a Korean Traditional Bell
18:20~18:50 : Evening Buddhist Service
21:00 : Go To Bed (Turn Off Lights)

Day 2:
03:50 : Wake Up & Wash
04:20~04:50 : Morning Buddhist Service
06:20 : Temple Breakfast
10:30 : Tidy Up the Room
11:20 : Temple Lunch. The end of the program.

(Courtesy of the Korean Temple Stay website)

Woljeongsa Temple Information:

Address : 63, Dongsan-ri, Jinbu-myeon Pyeongchang-gun Gwangwon-do
Tel : +82-33-339-6607 / Fax : +82-33-334-6606
homepage : http://woljeongsa.org/templestay_index.php
E-mail : woljeongsa@templestay.com

Fees:

Adults: 80,000 won; Teens: 40,000 won; Under 13: 0 won (Experienced-Based Schedule)

Adults: 80,000 won; Teens: 30,000 won; Under 13: 0 won (Relaxation-Based Schedule)

Link:

Reservations for the Experienced-Based Schedule at Woljeongsa Temple.

Reservations for the Relaxation-Based Schedule at Woljeongsa Temple.

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(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

2 thoughts on “Temple Stay: Woljeongsa Temple (Gangwon-do)

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