06/29/2015

South-Korea - Busan - Templestay Beomeosa temple

Wednesday 3 june 2015.



This morning we were all pack and set to go. Yesterdaynight we wrote our postcards that we finally found and I went bying stampes and sending in the postoffice across the hotel. We had a private bus to take us outside the city where we would start a hike in the mountains to the Beomeosa temple where we would join the monks in a templestay.


DJ acting funny


at the temple the guardians crush the demons and evil spirits. I thought demons and evil spirits looked a bit different :-)


cellphone panarama and someone walking in my view!


DJ making a face to me


I was not really in shape this day so hiking didn't went that well like in the last days. Anyway the hike really worth it.
First you need to surive a busride. More than an hour and you're still in the city!!! Busan is like Seoul: infinite!
The hike in the forests and mountains has some great viewpoints. The only thing you see is the city, the city and nothing but the city and it's skyscrapers. Impressive.

So after a very slow hike we arrived at the temple. We were nicely welcomed by a lady and show to our quarters. we would sleep in a room on the ground, all men together and the girls apart.
We wore our special very comfortable pijama's that we got from the temple.
Then we attended our first session. The Monk, director of PR explained the rules and the do's and don'ts, we went attending a prayer.


gathering with the mnk - noone of the groud could sit still in that position for that long haha!


traditional monk-food-ceremony


Idid the 108 bows, I survived and thank god I'm quite in shape :-) I wearing my beads-necklace with pride


We went to dinner. Which is a complete ritual. you need to do some handlings in a certain defined way and use yuor bowl in a defined way. Anyway the veagn food I loved.
We got to rest a bit and we then summoned to do the 108 bows while making a bead mandala necklace. 108 bows! Thank god I do some sports!!! getting up and down wiht your forehead to the ground 108 times non-stop: some really had it in their pants hahaha!
anyway i succedded without being quite exhausted.
We had to go sleep very early as we had to wake up at 5u30.


most beautiful groupshot ever I think


Very early morning walk to the meditation hermitage...the walking purple dead






We slept kinda well.
So we were there for mediation and afterwards we could have breakfast.
We also made a short hike to some viewpoint hermitage in the forest behind the Beomeosa temple and meditated for half an hour.
Then we had some free time and again we were summoned to have a chat with tea with the monk.
And then it was done and we left with the bus to our last stop: the amazing cultural historic city of Gyeongju!


Morning tea with the monk and having a chat - again sitting too long in the same position hahaha, but we had serious talks.





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