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73 Two Kinds of Homesickness One thousand or so years ago, a monk of the Silla dynasty named Hyecho made an amazing journey to what were then called the “Five Kingdoms of India.” Venturing west from China, Hyecho meandered on foot first through the pilgrimage sites of Buddhism and th 31 Oct 2007 6,834
72 Leaving Home All of those who have experienced life as foreigners here in Korea have gotten used to a certain level of inquisitiveness from people on the street. Some of the most common questions asked are, of course, “Where are you from?”, or “Do you like Korean fo 30 Oct 2007 6,608
71 Alive and . . . well . . . What’s been most comfortable and consistent in my relationship with Korean Buddhism is the general openness that welcomes my presence as a foreign layperson at temples across the country. The achim yebul (morning service) in particular was once a frighten 11 Sep 2007 6,871
70 Can Tourism Save Korean Buddhism? Can Tourism Save Korean Buddhism? [Opinion] Tania Campbell on the state of religion in this predominantly Christian nation Buddhism has been an integral part of Korean culture for nearly 2,000 years. With the meteoric rise of Christianity, however, it is 16 Mar 2007 7,683
69 Son Buddhism - Korean Zen Son Buddhism - Korean Zen The Korean word for Ch’an or Zen is Son. Buddhism is highly significant in Korea. The latest figures (1991) show 26 Buddhist sects and 9,231 temples with more than 11 million followers in Korea. The largest Son sect today in K 16 Mar 2007 8,629
68 The Supreme Patriarch’s Dharma Speech for the Clo…  The Supreme Patriarch’s Dharma Speech  for the Closing of the Winter Retreat     "Closing of the Retreat Is the Starting of the Real Retreat" Seon Master Mokju Domyeong called to a practitioner, "Venerable sir!" When the practitioner turned his face ar 06 Mar 2007 6,411
67 An American Encounter with Korean Nuns Step onto the grounds of Un Mun Sah--the largest and most prestigious Buddhist training monastery for women in Korea--and you step into a world utterly distinct from the hustle of Seoul’s shops and sidewalks. Nestled in the eastern mountains, Un Mun Sah f 26 Feb 2007 7,417
66 Korean Buddhism-Peace on Earth There’s no doubt St. Louis is a town steeped in Catholic history, but here we offer a quick immersion—no baptism required—in a few of St. Louis’ less familiar religious traditions: atheists, Bahá’ís, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Latter-Day Saints and seekers 26 Feb 2007 6,439
65 Uncovering Brilliant Disciples is the Way of Trans… In the Seon school, disciples with extraordinary spiritual capacities are referred to as dharma vessels (beopgi), which suggests that they are vessels capable of containing the dharma. When Huineng, a woodcutter and novice laborer, had an audience with th 20 Dec 2006 6,117
64 A Strong Tradition Adapting to Change: The Nuns in… As a Western Buddhist nun, I feel very fortunate to have lived in Korea and trained in this tradition for many years. Having hundreds of years experience, the Korean bhikshunis have established a systematic, effective way of training new nuns. They begin 13 Dec 2006 7,552
63 Dharma Talk Initiating the Winter Retreat The long, hot summer has ended and the winter-retreat season is upon us, where we worry instead about the cold. In the ephemeral reality of sentient beings, we never cease worrying about whether it is hot or cold. In reality, once we realize the fundament 06 Dec 2006 6,342
62 The answers hidden by time Throughout our lives, we often reflect on scenes of times past. Every time the waves of some vaguely happy or sad memories brush up against our mind, we either try to burst out in laughter or become immersed in questioning why. What we don’t know at such 04 Dec 2006 6,210
61 "Beginning with the belief that you can do it is i… The reason we practice Seon and attend Buddhist services is to improve the quality of our lives. We generally begin this task by placing money as the prerequisite for a higher quality of life. 27 Nov 2006 6,556
60 Gou Sunim of Seoam Hermitage, Gakhwasa Monastery, … This article is a Special Issue in celebration of the 100th publication of "Monthly Dharma Meetings and Dharma Talks." We’ll introduce Korean contemporary Seon Masters to you by turns. 20 Nov 2006 6,565
59 Duo! The cowherd complained of too much work. Then please, take a cup of tea. Duo! 14 Nov 2006 6,283
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