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March 3, 2015
Hello Again Everyone!! Beopjusa Temple was first established in 553 A.D. by the monk Uisin. The name of the temple means “The Place Where the Dharma Resides Temple,” in English. The reason that the temple was named…
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Now and Then: Bulguksa Temple

February 9, 2015, No comments

Hello Again Everyone!! Here is another collection of temple pictures from yesteryear. In this collection of pictures, I thought I would take a look ba ...

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Now and Then: Seokguram Hermitage

December 30, 2014, No comments

Seokguram Hermitage in 1930. Hello Again Everyone!! Throughout the years, I’ve collected my fair share of historical Korean temple pictures, and I ...

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Haeinsa Temple – 해인사 (Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do)

November 20, 2014, No comments

Hello Again Everyone!! Haeinsa Temple is one of Three Treasure Temples in Korea alongside Tongdosa Temple in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do and Songgwangs ...

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    Bongeunsa Temple – 봉은사 (Gangnam, Seoul)
    November 3, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! Bongeunsa Temple was first established in 794 A.D. by the monk, Yeonhoei, and it was first known as Gyeongseongsa Temple. Later, in 1498, under Queen Jeonghyeon (1462-1530), the temple was refurbished…

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    Ilyeon – 일연 (1206-1289)
    October 27, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! This is yet another installment about prominent Korean monks. And this article is about the famed monk Ilyeon, who wrote the historic Samguk Yusa (Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms). Ilyeon,…

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    Ichadon – 이차돈 (503-527)
    October 8, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! This is the fourth installment about prominent monks; and this time, I thought I would focus on the martyr, Ichadon, from the Silla Kingdom. Ichadon was a Buddhist monk that supported the introduction…