While the Buddha didn’t explicitly discuss the importance of photo and video equipment and their role in his path to enlightenment, I think he’d agree that we all have our own path to that realization. Recently we published a post about our Templestay at Heungguksa, a Buddhist temple here in Yeosu. We were given insight into the daily practices of a typical monk while we stayed this weekend,  from the food to the meditative practices, and came away from the experience in a much better mindset. While that post tells the story of our experience, some people don’t have time for reading words and would rather watch a video! So, here’s (a very watered-down version of) life of a Buddhist monk in South Korea.

We really loved this experience and were encouraged several times to take photos and video wherever we wanted to promote this sort of cultural experience. I was a bit apprehensive at times to record and take photos, but after doing 108 prostrations that first night, I was a bit delirious and I’m now glad to have a reminder of what all really happened afterwards. The Templestay program is a wonderful introduction into one of Korea’s most important religions and for the casual visitor offers a great place to relax in a peaceful place. We certainly thought we knew what we were in for,  but were surprised time after time. We highly recommend participating in a Templestay whether you’re a resident of Korea or simply visiting this beautiful country.

You can do it!

For information on Templestay programs across South Korea, please check out our previous post, HERE where we share how to and well as some helpful tips and tricks.