All posts by Dale Quarrington

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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 ...

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    A Bad Weather Temple Adventure
    August 4, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! During my summer vacation, I decided to visit a handful of temples on the northern end of the Korean peninsula. One of those temples was Beopjusa Temple in Boeun-Gun, Chungcheongbuk-do. Earlier…

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    Coffee and Cats – a morning with Buddhist nuns
    July 17, 2014, No comments

    Hello Again Everyone!! The very last major temple I had yet to visit in Yangsan was Beopcheonsa Temple. The first time I attempted to visit this nunnery in the mountains of Mt. Geumjeongsan, which borders on Busan to the…