Experience woodblock printing from the ancient times! Buddhist scripture books used to be assembled by carving the letters on woodblocks, pressing the woodblooks on paper, and binding the papers together. Try woodblock printing with a passage from the Heart Sutra, the most widely read Buddhist scripture in Korea, and the image of bicheon, a flying fairy that delivers the sound of Buddha. The flying fairy is often engraved on Buddhist temple bells in Korea.
Lotus Flower Making
Choose colorful petals made out of traditional Korean paper hanji and attach them together to create a beautiful lotus flower. Lotus flowers bloom in the midst of mud and signify purity and beauty that rise above the worldly muddy waters. As we create a lotus flower, let us also cleanse our foolish mind in the hopes of achieving enlightenment.
Print on Hand Fan
Decorate a hand fan shaped like a lotus flower with stamps of traditional patterns used in Korean Buddhist culture. Experience a part of Korean tradition by creating your own one-of-a-kind hand fan.
Tea with Monk
A cup of tea with a word of comfort
One of the special moments during a templestay in Korea is conversation with a monk while you share a cup of tea together. This is an opportunity not only to bring up your questions about Buddhism but also to discuss your concerns and worries that arise in life in general.