Bongeunsa Temple 봉은사
Open all year round
Free to visit
Bongeunsa Station (line 9, exit 1). Go straight & turn right to the temple. 3 mins walk.
Bongeunsa Temple, built in 794 CE has a long history of over 1,200 years. It was the largest temple in Seoul during Joseon Dynasty.
The temple offers two temple-stay programs (1 and 2 days), allowing visitors to experience Buddhist tradition through monastic daily life to purify the mind and body.
Other programs available at Bongeunsa Temple for participation include:
Yebook - A ceremony paying respect to Sakyamuni Buddha.
Cham-Seon - Seon meditation.
Balwoogongyang - Monastic meal.
Da-Seon - Tea ceremony.
Ulyeok - Communal work.
Sagyeong - Copying Sutras
Salt Mandala - Filling up patterns using colourful salt
Korean Traditional Culture Experience - Learning traditional culture such as Lotus Flower Lantern Making, Ingyeong (Wood block printing from the Tripitaka Koreana), Making Temple food, etc.
Every May during Buddha's birthday on the April 8 of Lunar Calendar, Bongeunsa holds the annual Lotus Lantern Festival with spectacular sight of colourful lanterns.
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