|Gilsangsa Temple (Seoul) (길상사(서울))|
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|Gilsangsa Temple is located in the Seongbuk-dong neighborhood of northern Seoul. The temple was built on the site of a fancy restaurant called Daewongak. The restaurant owner donated her property to the revered Buddhist monk Venerable Bupjeong (1932-2010), who turned the property into a temple that opened in 1997. Although Gilsangsa has a relatively short history, it is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul so it attracts many local and international visitors alike.
The temple also serves as a downtown cultural space by offering a variety of Buddhist programs like temple experience, classes on Buddhist teachings, and templestay. The temple features Gilsang Seonwon (zen center) and the House of Silence, which are special halls dedicated to practicing meditation. While Gilsang Seonwon provides meditation rooms for Buddhists with experience in meditation, the House of Silence is open to the general public at liberty to pursue personal meditation. Gilsangsa also has a branch temple in Paris.
|[Gilsangsa Temple Stay]
* Traveling to find myself in the city
Program: Temple etiquette, tea ceremony etiquette and Buddhist service, Buddhist meal service, Buddhist meditation, 108 bows, etc.
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|Available (Parking lot tend to be overcrowded, the use of public transportation is recommended.)|
|Facilities for the Handicapped|
|Hansung University Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
Take a village bus (maeul bus) Seongbuk 02 to the temple.