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October 27, 2014

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 S ...

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Naksansa Temple – 낙산사 (Yangyang, Gangwon-do)

October 6, 2014, No comments

Hello Again Everyone!! Naksansa Temple was first founded in 671 C.E. by the famed monk, Uisang-daesa. The name Naksansa Temple is an abbreviation of ...

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Woljeongsa Temple – 월정사 (Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do)

September 19, 2014, No comments

Hello Again Everyone!! Woljeongsa Temple, which is located in Odaesan National Park, means “Moon Vitality Temple,” in English. It was firs ...

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    Bodhidharma – 달마 (5th to 6th Cent.)
    September 17, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! Today, I thought I would talk about the Bodhidharma. And while the Bodhidharma wasn’t Korean, he had a heavy and wide-sweeping influence on Korean Buddhism, especially Seon Buddhism. The …

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    Jajang-yulsa – 자장율사 (590-658)
    September 2, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! I thought I would finally bring attention to some of the spiritual leaders, Korean monks, that helped Buddhism not only survive, but flourish throughout the Korean peninsula. For this article,…

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    Samyeong-daesa – 사명 대사 (1544-1610)
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! I thought I would talk about prominent Buddhist monks in Korean history; so I thought I would talk about Master Samyeong-daesa, who I have long found very interesting for a number of reasons. So…

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    Chilbulam Hermitage – 칠불암 (Gyeongju)
    August 6, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! I had wanted to visit Chilbulam Hermitage for years. I had been waiting on my wife, in-laws, and I to go, but I had grown far too impatient to wait until the warmer weather. So just a little while back,&hellip ...