Bongeunsa Temple (Seoul)

Bongeunsa Temple
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Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Shilla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa. Originally located near the royal maulsoleum (1km southwest), the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee, are stored here. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa, is held every September 9th of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).

Activity Information
[Temple Stay]
A two-day program to experience daily monastic life. Click here for more details.
-Duration: 1 night 2 days (14:00 – the next day 09:00)
-Eligible applicant: Korean and foreign visitors (ages 15 and over)
-Available program: temple tour, tea ceremony, Barugongyang, Buddhist service, making prayer beads, zen meditation, consultation with monks, 108 bows, etc.

[Temple Life]
A brief introduction to Korean Buddhism. The program includes temple tour, tea ceremony, meditation, and making lotus lanterns.
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* Youths temple life
-Eligible applicant: Korean students (Middle/High school)
-Duration: Every third Saturday (09:30-12:30, reservation only)
-Program: temple historical lesson, tea ceremony, zen meditation, making lotus lantern, lunch is included.

* Group temple life (Korean/Foreigners)
-Duration: 1 day program (approx. 2.5 hrs – 3 hrs)
-Eligible applicant: Korean and foreigners
-Program: temple tour, tea ceremony, making lotus lantern, zen meditation, Buddhist service, making prayer beads, consultation with monks, 108 bows, etc.