Temple experience program in downtown Seoul
A program offering a sample of religious life in a Buddhist temple, targeted at international tourists, will now be available in the heart of Seoul.
The program consists of practicing with a wooden percussion instrument, making lotus lanterns, drinking tea with Buddhist monks, writing a letter of self reflection and sampling traditional religious foods.
The so-called “Korean Culture to the World” (KCTW) organization will run its temple experience program once a month at the Templestay Information Center, across the street from Jogyesa Temple in Jongno District, Seoul, beginning on September 27. The event will be conducted in English and Japanese and will start at 3 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m.
“In the future, we intend to promote religious aspects of traditional culture by developing various other programs, too,” said a KCTW official.
The event is scheduled for September 27, October 25, November 8 and December 13. For reservations, please send your personal information by e-mail to email@example.com or via fax to 02-722-0205. The fee is KRW 30,000 and reservations will be confirmed as soon as the money is wired.
For more information, please call 02-722-0204 or 010-7495-3678, or visit the KCTW homepage (www.kctw.org).
By Limb Jae-un
Korea.net Staff Writer