Thich Nhat Hanh in Korea 2013 - Lay Delegation

   Plum Village

   13 Martineau – 33580 Dieulivol - France

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Korea Tour, May 1 – May 15, 2013

Plum Village Lay Delegation joining Thay and the PV Monastics

 

Dear Friends,

It's a great joy to announce to all of you the teaching tour of Thay and the Plum Village monastics to Korea. Our friends in Korea expressed concern that young people are turning away from Buddhism and that Buddhism in Korea no longer plays its role in helping to people to suffer less. As in Vietnam, Buddhism in Korea only attracts the older generations. Therefore, they invited Thay and the Plum Village monastics to Korea in hope of bringing a fresh cool breeze into their Buddhist tradition so that it can be more alive and can respond to the needs and mentality as well as the suffering of their people.

You are cordially invited to join Thay and the Plum Village monastics on the trip to Korea to support us in bringing concrete practices and Engaged Buddhism to Korea. From our past experiences of bringing lay practitioners from the West to Asia, your presence as practitioners inspires confidence in the local monastics and lay people in the teachings and practices offered by the Plum Village tradition. During the time in Korea, you will participate in mindfulness activities with the Plum Village monastics such as walking meditation, silent meals, visiting local temples to pay respect, mindfulness retreat, public talks, and day of mindfulness. You will have the opportunity for sightseeing and visiting ancient temples and historic sites as well. Our practice and presence in Korea will help to reach as many people and as many walks of life as possible so that the local people can come in contact with the teachings and practices that are relevant to their lives and respond to the needs and issues of our time. We are hoping to bring at least 20 lay practitioners to Korea.

You will arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) on the 1st of May and take a taxi to the hotel where you will be welcomed by the several monastics to help you settle in. You will travel together with the monastics by bus to several cities: Seoul, Pyongchang, Gyongju, and Busan. You will be staying in mostly 3-5 star hotels, while the monastics will stay in temples nearby. Meals will be mostly vegetarian/vegan. Our trip will end on the 15th May in Seoul. Please check the itinerary below for detailed information.

If you would like to have further information on the tour, please contact Sr. Tue Nghiem at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The last day to register for Korea tour is April 15, 2013. The cancellation policy for Korea tour is as follows: Before March 15, 2013, the cancellation fee is 150USD. After March 15th, the cancellation fee is 30% of the total cost. After April 1st, the cancellation fee is 50% of the total cost. To register for Korea tour, please visit www.pvretreats.org.

 

Korea Tour Package

Period

May 1, 2013 – May 15, 2013

Cost

More than 20 persons on tour: $2250 for each person

10-19 persons on tour: $2680 for each person

Single

$550 additional for single room

Include

Hotel: Room for 2 people, bus transportation, tour guide, admission fee and retreat fee

Meals

Exclude

International flight, personal expense

 

DAY

PLACE

ITINERARY

MEAL

Day 1

(5/1/13)

ICN Seoul

Arrive at ICN Airport

Move to Hotel/ Check-in hotel & rest

Hotel: Yeouido hotel

on your own

DAY 2

(5/2)

 

SEOUL

Breakfast at hotel

Sightseeing: Jogyesa Temple, Presidential office pass by Gyongbok Palace, Insadong Antique street

International Seon Center

Return to hotel & dinner

B

L

D

 

DAY 3

(5/3)

 

SEOUL

Pyongchang

 

Breakfast

Free schedule in morning

Depart for Pyongchang

Check-in hotel, dinner, and rest.

Orientation for family retreat at Woljeongsa Temple

Hotel : Kenshington Flora hotel in Pyongchang

B

L

D

 

DAY 4

(5/4)

 

Pyongchang

Breakfast

Family Retreat at Woljeongsa Temple

B

L / D

:Woljeongsa

DAY 5

(5/5)

 

Pyongchang

Breakfast

Family Retreat at Woljeongsa Temple

B

L / D

:Woljeongsa

DAY 6

(5/6)

 

Pyongchang

Breakfast

Family Retreat at Woljeongsa Temple

B

L / D

:Woljeongsa

DAY 7

(5/7)

 

Pyongchang

Breakfast

End of Family Retreat at Woljeongsa Temple after lunch.

Afternoon: Sightseeing to Sangwonsa Temple - Sajaam (small temple)

Jeokmyoulbogoong

Return to hotel & dinner

B

L:Woljeongsa

D

 

DAY 8

(5/8)

 

Gangrung

Gyongju

(Monastic retreat)

Breakfast

Sightseeing: Ojukheon House, Kyongpodae beach & coffee street

Move to Gyongju

Check-in hotel, dinner & rest

B

L

D

 

DAY 9

(5/9)

 

Gyongju

Busan

(Monastic retreat)

Breakfast

Sightseeing: Bulguksa Temple, Seokguram Grotto

cheomseongdae astronomical observatory

Move to Busan 

Check-in hotel, dinner & rest

Hotel : Busan Hanhwa resort or Dongbusan tourist hotel or Benikia Songjeong hotel or same class

B

L

D

 

DAY 10

(5/10)

 

Busan

Breakfast

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Auspicious day teaching by Thay in Beomeosa Temple

Return to hotel

B

L

D

 

DAY 11

(5/11)

 

Busan

SEOUL

 

Breakfast

Move to SEOUL

Lotus Lantern Festival

Check-in hotel, dinner & rest

Hotel : Yeouido hotel

B

L

D

 

DAY 12

(5/12)

 

SEOUL

Breakfast

Day of Mindfulness at Dongguk University

Return to hotel, dinner and rest

 

B

L:Dongguk

University

D

DAY 13

(5/13)

 

SEOUL

Breakfast

Hwagyesa Temple- the place where were Monk

SOONHSAN live is who called four living buddha of the world

Bongeunsa Temple

Public talk at Jamsil stadium

B

L

D

 

DAY 14

(5/14)

 

SEOUL

Breakfast

Free schedule

International Seon Center

Dinner / Check-in hotel & refresh

B

L

D

 

DAY 15

(5/15)

 

SEOUL

ICN

 

Breakfast

Leave Korea from ICN Airport

B