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Korean Buddhism and the Jogye Order
- Jogye Principles and Organization
- The Jogye Order takes the teachings of the Buddha Sakyamuni as its basis and its principles are transmissional Seon, realization of Buddha nature, and propagation. The order relies on the Diamond Sutra as a guiding text and though sutra study, chanting and devotional practices are integrated into the program, the most important and widely known practice is hwadu or koan meditation.
- Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
- epresentative order of traditional Korean Buddhism with roots that go all the way back 1,200 years to Unified Silla National Master Doui, who brought Seon and the practice taught by the Sixth Patriarch, Huineng, from China about 820 C.E. In 826, the "Nine Mountains of Seon" adopted the name "Jogyejong" and all were instrumental in the development of the nation during Unified Silla and thereafter.
- History of Buddhism in Korea
- Buddhism was adopted as the official state religion in the Goguryeo, Silla and Baekje kingdoms during the Three Kingdoms Period (57 B.C.E. - 668 C.E.), and the Unified Silla Period (668-935) succeeded in applying Buddhism as the psychological force for the unification of the peninsula. During the Unified Silla kingdom, Buddhism played a preeminent role in cultural development, resulting in the construction of such world-renowned historical sites as Bulguksa Temple and Sokguram Grotto