Hwagyesa Templestay is a place where you can experience traditional Korean buddhist culture and monastic life. Located in the beautiful Bukhansan, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, our Templestay program will help you find peace and your true self.

About our Temple
Hwagyesa was built in 1522 by Zen Master Shinwol and has been home to many Zen Masters. Amongst them, world renowned Zen Master Seung Sahn. Hwagyesa has been used for many years as an international Zen center, receiving people from around the world. We invite you to join us in continuation of this spiritual practice and gain clarity of mind in this inspiring environment!