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Magoksa Temple (마곡사)

  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)
  • Magoksa Temple (마곡사)

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Address
966, magoksa-ro, Sagok-myeon, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 공주시 사곡면 마곡사로 966 (사곡면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: Magoksa Temple Management Office +82-41-841-6220~3,
Temple Stay+82-41-841-6226
Homepage
www.magoksa.or.kr (Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Magoksa Temple was founded by Monk Jajangyulsa in 640, a representative temple of the Chungcheongnam-do Province. Magoksa is surrounded by a mountain and rivers curving a yin-yang shape. Perhaps because of such a shape, this temple was never damaged by any major wars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910). As much as the temple's fame, the beauty of the surrounding mountains is renowned especially the area surrounded by Mt. Taehwasan, where Taegeukcheon River flows in the shape of the yin-yang. It is most beautiful during the spring time, when the cherry blossoms, sansuyu, and magnolias fill the whole area.
    One eye-catching sight at Magoksa Temple are the Ocheung Stone pagoda and the Chinese juniper trees scholar Kim-Gu (Korean politician and freedom activist) is said to have planted. The top of Ocheung Stone pagoda is decorated with bronze. This style was influenced by the Lama Buddhist sect of Tibet, and there are said to be only three of such structures left in the world. Inaddition Daegwongbojeon and Geuknakgyo are also worth a visit.

    Administration
    Magoksa Temple

    Telephone
    Magoksa Temple Management Office +82-41-841-6220~3,
    Temple Stay+82-41-841-6226

    Activity Information
    [Magoksa Templestay]
    * SuriSuri Relaxing Templestay
    * SuriSuri Experiential Temple stay
    [Three thousand times the midnight devoted Experience Programs]
    [Temple Life]
    * For more details, please refer to the homepage or make a phone-inquiry.

    The temple stay in Magoksa temple is so well known that it is even incorporated into the curriculum of one of the fields of studies at Chungang University. The temple offers customized programs for companies, families, couples, the unemployed, and disadvantaged social groups. The temple's top program is 'compassion meditation’; a form of group therapy in which participants reveal their inner hurt, learn to let go, and fill their hearts with compassion instead. Through this process, participants will not only experience inner peace, but project compassion to their friends, family, neighbors, and ultimately, all living beings. Participants will take part in the temple’s barugongyang meal, tea ceremony, and ullyeok (daily communal chores). Customized programs are available for groups with specific needs.

    Program Schedule
    [Day 1]
    12:00 ~ 12:30 / Afternoon meal
    12:30 ~ 13:00 / Registration
    13:00 ~ 14:00 / Temple information
    14:00 ~ 15:00 / Enrollment and orientation
    15:00 ~ 17:00 / ‘Finding one's own merits’
    17:00 ~ 18:00 / Evening meal
    18:00 ~ 19:00 / Evening service
    19:00 ~ 21:00 / ‘This is me’ program
    21:00 ~ / Sleep

    [Day 2]
    03:30 ~ 04:30 / Early morning service
    04:30 ~ 05:30 / Early morning walk in the mountains
    05:30 ~ 06:00 / Seated meditation
    06:00 ~ 07:00 / Morning meal
    07:00 ~ 08:00 / Tea ceremony
    08:00 ~ 09:00 / Ullyeok
    09:00 ~ 11:30 / 'Spreading the Love'
    12:00 ~ 13:00 / Afternoon meal
    13:00 ~ / Return

    * Participation Fee (1-night 2-days): Relaxed program 30,000 won / Regular program 40,000 won

    Operating Hours
    Sunrise-sunset

    Parking Facilities
    Available
    Large car - 4,000 won / Small car - 2,000 won

    Admission Fees
    Individual - Adults 2,000 won / Youth 1,500 won / Children 1,000 won
    Group - Adults 1,600 won / Youth 1,200 won / Children 800 won

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