Introduction to Temple
The International Seon Center first opened its doors on November 15th, 2010. The center was opened so that both Koreans and ex-pats could enjoy and experience Korean Buddhism. In total, the center consists of nine floors. The first two underground floors are reserved for parking, while the final underground floor is reserved for the Education and Culture Hall. The first floor of the building houses the center’s office and restaurant. The third and fourth floor, respectively, house the Event Hall and the Dining Room. The fifth floor, and the floor you’re probably most interested in, is reserved for the Templestay program; while the sixth and seventh floor consist of the monks’ living quarters and the Geumcha Seon Hall (or the Practice Hall).
In total, the International Seon Centre only conducts one Templestay program at their facilities. This is the Saturday Meditation & Dharma Class. This program is conducted on Saturdays, during the evenings, and it focuses on meditation.
To get to the International Seon Center, you’ll first need to take the Seoul subway, line #5, and get off at the Omokgyo station. You’ll then need to go out exit #8. From here, you’ll need to walk straight until you come to the first intersection. Turn left at the intersection and walk straight, once more, until you come to the Mokdong Middle School on your left. From here, you should be able to see the seven-story International Seon Center opposite the middle school.
The International Seon Center in Seoul only conducts one Templestay program for foreign nationals. It is a three hour program known as the Saturday Meditation & Dharma Class. Here is their schedule:
|19:00-20:30||Sitting meditation/Walking meditation/Sitting meditation|
Address: 167 Mokdongdong-ro, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea, 08013
The program is free and costs nothing to the visitor of any age.
Reservations for the Saturday Meditation & Dharma Class