|Musangsa Temple (무상사)|
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|Musangsa Temple (est. March 2000) is an international Zen Temple created by Monk Sungsan exclusively for foreigners. The temple aims at promoting Korean Zen Buddhism among foreign monks and nuns while encouraging non-Buddhist priests and religious leaders to experience Zen. Located at the foot of Gyeryong Mountain, the temple is surrounded by a forest of pine trees, giving visiting Zen practitioners a chance to experience the genuine natural beauty of Korea. To date, over 600 foreigners from 30 different countries have visited the temple to learn more about Zen meditation.
Twice a year (once in the summer and once in the winter) a 3-month program is held for foreign monks and nuns to come and practice Ganhwaseon, a type of Zen Buddhism. Travelers and other foreigners are also welcome to participate in shortened versions of the program, which are typically one week in length. During meditation/program periods, public visits are limited.
Buddhist services are held every week. Services presided over by monk Musim are open to the general public and are held in English.
|N/A (Open year-round)|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Interpretation Services Offered|
|English, Chinese, Russian, Czech, Polish, Malaysian|
|1) From Yongsan Station, take a train to Gyeryong Station (계룡역).
From Gyeryong Station, take a taxi to Musangsa Temple (무상사).
Train Schedule: 06:05-22:45, 30min-1 hour intervals
2) From Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Gyeryong Sindoan Terminal (계룡 신도안 터미널).
From the terminal, take a taxi to Musangsa Temple.
Bus Schedule: 07:00-20:00, 50min-1hour intervals
3) From Daejeon Station, take Bus 202.
Get off at Eomsa 4-way intersection (엄사사거리, Eomsa Sageori).
From the bus stop, take a taxi to Musangsa Temple.