Hwaeomsa Temple

Hwaeomsa Temple

In the slopes of Jirisan Mountain is one of Korea’s most famous temples.  It has been over 30 years since I visited a temple in Korea.  But I have fond memories of walking through the gates giving thanks and prayers with my mom when I was little.  Even back then I was so drawn to the peace and tranquil setting.  We took a nice stroll with my family and took in the amazing buildings and the energy that surrounded us.  My family took the time to show Zoe how to correctly bow, give thanks, and blessings to Buddha.  It is my hope to be able to return someday and do a Temple Stay.  It is a unique cultural experience held at a traditional Korean temple that gives you the opportunity to live the life of a Buddhist practitioner.  Korean Buddhism has a rich history that is over 1700 years old.  As we walked through the Hwaeomsa you can truly feel this history surround you.  It is a very humbling experience and makes you grateful for all you have in your life.