Temple stay offers a chance for people to heal their body, mind and soul with the compassion of the Buddha and engage in introspection. There are a number of temples that have opened their doors to men and women of all ages so that they can experience traditional culture, become one with nature, and even rediscover themselves.
In Korea, boasting 5,000 years of history and beautiful culture, Buddhism has been carried on for some 1,700 years by numerous temples, where people can experience nature, culture and the beauty of humanity at the same time.
Temple stay experience often becomes a turning point for people to return to their normal lives with magnanimity. It’s a program where the lay can experience meditation, the lifestyle of Buddhist monks and Buddhist traditions such as the tea ceremony and monastic meals, which help cleanse them of various agonies.
These programs help the participants get rid of anguish and other negative emotions within themselves. Also, they engage in self-examination and Zen meditation as a way to understand themselves and for a spiritually enriching experience. They can also let go of the obsessions of the secular world, while taking a leisurely walk along the forest trails, and appreciate the beauty of tranquility, while sipping on a cup of tea.