Myogaksa serves as a place devoted to the spiritual peace and enlightenment of the citizens. It also has become a place where locals and tourists can escape the daily hustle-and-bustle of Seoul to experience the serenity of Buddhism.
Myogaksa Temple has a unique cultural program, known as "Temple Stay", that provides participants the opportunity to experience the life of Buddhist practitioners and learn the various aspects of the 1700-years old Korean Buddhist culture and history through stories told by monks. The temple stay program has been operating since the 2002 World Cup game and continues to run every day.
Myogaksa offers two kinds of Temple Stay programs. The first option is an overnight program, where participants spend 2 days and 1 night experience life as a Buddhist practitioner. The second program is a daylong cultural program called "Laying Down My Mind."
The temple stays at Myogaksa are open to all those wanting to experience traditional Korean Buddhist culture.