Founded in 1995 by the late Ven. Wonmyong (Director of Lotus Lantern Int'l Buddhist Center in Seoul, founded in 1987), Lotus Lantern Meditation Center on Ganghwa Island is a training and practice site for foreign monks.
Through his activities and studies in numerous nations, Ven. Wonmyong, who passed on in 2003, developed a following of disciples from several nations and established the center for their training and practice.
Lotus Lantern is open to nonmonastics as well, and the center offers plenty of fresh air, and quiet and wooded areas as a great escape from urban life. The center has a number of facilities for all activities and grows many of its own organic food as part of its program forthe health of residents and participants. Foreign monks direct the program and make it as rewarding as possible for participants.
[ Direction ]
* By Bus
- From Seoul to Ganghwa Bus Terminal: from Shinchon Suburban Bus Terminal, every 20 min. from 06:00-22:00; take taxi from Terminal
- From Seoul to Ganghwa Onsuri: from Shinchon Suburban Bus Terminal, every 1 hr. from 06:40-22:40; take taxi from Onsuri
* By Car
- From Seoul: Take Chayuro or Olympic River Expressway towards Gimpo, then Jaebang Road across Choji Bridge and take left; head towards Ganghwa for 10 min. to Church of Eden and take left for 600 m
- From Seoul: Take Olympic River Expressway towards Gimpo, across Ganghwa Bridge, past Ganghwa Terminal, towards Jeondeungsa Temple, Baegabon Motel, and take left at road in front of Church of Eden