|Myogaksa Temple (Seoul) (묘각사 (서울))|
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Myogaksa Temple is located on the east side of Mt. Naksan in Sungin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. First established by Monk Taeheo Hongseon in May of 1930, it has since expanded and underwent two renovations. The temple’s location was selected based on the principles of Feng Shui, which dictated that a temple built in its location would bring peace and comfort to Seoul’s residents. The Myogaksa Temple complex on Mt. Naksan accommodates a Deabul (Grand Buddha) Shrine, a Wontong Buddhist shrine, a Nakga preaching hall, Seokgulam Grotto, Sanshingak (Mountain Spirit Pavilion), and the Mae Buddha Statue. Deabul and Wontong shrines are two of the finest Buddhist architectural masterpieces. The Buddha statue, located inside the Seokgulam Grotto, was built around the ninth or early tenth century and has been designated a national cultural treasure. The Mae Buddha Statue, also located in this temple, was carved out of the rocky cliffs of Mt. Naksan and has been designated a cultural asset of the City of Seoul.
Since the 2002 FIFA World Cup when Myogaksa began operating its temple stay program, the temple has become a wonderful place where locals and tourists can escape the daily hustle-and-bustle of Seoul to experience the serenity of Buddhism.
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|[Myogaksa Temple Stay]
- Participation Fees
Theme - Where is your mind?
Regular Temple Stay (2 days 1night)
One day Temple Life - Weekdays / Saturday
- General Programs
Orientation - Bell ringing and service - 108 bowing and praying beads making
Temple meal - Meditation - Early morning mountain hiking- Tea Ceremony with Monk
- Other Special Programs
Lotus Lantern Making
Sagyeong (Studying the words of wisdom)
Barugongyang (Temple meal)
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|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
Sinseoldong Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 12. - Walk 300m towards Myogaksa Temple.