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  Koreana : Experiencing Korea's Buddhist Temples - Vol. 21, NO. 6 NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2003
A temple was built at Hansan (at the time, the capital of Baekje, a rival kingdom to Koguryo) as soon as Buddhism arrived in the kingdom.
Temples are laid out according to the principles of geomancy and their arrangement represents the Buddhist concept of paradise.
In many temples this path will pass steles, huge blocks of polished stone on which is inscribed the history of the temple or, should the visitor pass giant stone turtles, the names of the donors in Chinese characters.
www.kisc.org /kti/nov_dec_03/society/koreana.htm   (2249 words)

  Traditional Korean thought - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korean shamanism is distinguished by its seeking to solve human problems through a meeting of humanity and the spirits.
Haeinsa is a Buddhist temple in South Gyeongsang.
Buddhist temples can be found in most parts of Korea and many are considered national treasures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Traditional_Korean_thought   (355 words)

 Korean Buddhist temples - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Buddhist temples are an important part of the Korean landscape.
Buddhism was admired by Wang Geon, the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty.
Buddhist heritage can be found all over the country in the form of temples, pagodas, sculptures, paintings, handicrafts and buildings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korean_Buddhist_temples   (449 words)

 [KS] REVIEW>_Being Buddhist in a Christian World_, by Sharon Suh (reviewed by Jin Y. Park)
In _Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple_, Dr. Suh explores the meaning of the practice of Buddhism by immigrants in a land whose religious traditions are still largely dominated by the influence of Christianity.
By employing the Buddhist concept of karmic retribution, the author claims, these women come to the understanding that the tragedies in their lives are of their own making, and hence they are responsible for their own suffering.
The extension of this is the notion that "to be Buddhist is to be Korean" (p.
koreaweb.ws /pipermail/koreanstudies_koreaweb.ws/2004-September/004386.html   (1609 words)

 Article - The Challenge of Pluralism
Buddhist dignitaries from a dozen monastic lineages assemble in Cumberland, Rhode Island, where a Korean Zen Master for the first time in history formally transmits his lineage of teaching to three American teachers, one of them a woman.
The Buddhist population of Houston is almost as large, with an estimated 50,000 Buddhists and 19 Buddhist temples at last count, nine of them Vietnamese.
The Kwan Um Sa Buddhist Temple, one of the oldest of the Korean Buddhist temples in Los Angeles, is in the spacious second floor quarters of an old Masonic Hall with its plush red chairs and, now, its golden images of the Buddha.
www.pluralism.org /research/articles/cop.php?from=articles_index   (4224 words)

 Haeinsa Temple Korea,Buddhism in Haeinsa Temple in Korea,Haeinsa Temple of Korea
Carved in the 13th century in a temple on Kanghwado Island, the Tripitaka Koreana (Korean collection of Buddhist scriptures) woodblocks was believed to safeguard the country from foreign invasion.
Beomeosa Temple : This temple was constructed during the rule of Silla King, Munmu in 678 by monk Uisang.
A major part of the temple was destroyed during the Japanese invasion and had to be rebuilt again in the after the war ended.
www.buddhist-tourism.com /countries/korea/temples/haeinsa-temple.html   (1425 words)

Buddhist ceremonies were held in the belief that religious faith, temple building, and icon making would guarantee the well-being of devout believers, society and the state, to afford protection from iLlness, natural disaster or foreign invasion, and to prornise rebirth in the Buddhist paradise.
Buddhist images during the Unified Silla period were made with great refinement Forms were full and rounded, the proportions of the body were harmonious, and an interest in realistic modelling became prominent.
This cave temple enshrining images of the Buddhist Pantheon is a small replica of the Buddha Land and its construction marks the high point of the SiLla Kingdom's artistic achievements, reflecting the deep devotional nature of that flourishing Buddhist state.
www.indiana.edu /~easc/resources/korea_slides/buddhist_sculpture/6-1.htm   (1484 words)

 Japanese Temples
Temple constructed at the foot of a cliff.
Buddhist temple at the base of Tokyo Tower.
Head temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2058.html   (314 words)

 The Expat Life : Temple Stay! - Vol. 21, NO. 5 September - October 2003
Buddhist temples are among the most impressive and comprehensive of these assets.
Temples utilize and display traditional architecture, and are repositories of historical assets such as paintings, and living Buddhist arts including tan-chong (forms of coloring), seung-mu (dancing), and pum-pae (music).
Buddhists believe that brewing and drinking tea integrates the Buddha¡¯s teachings of ¡°right mindfulness¡± and ¡°right concentration.¡± Right concentration is judged essential to achieve the correct flavor, color and aroma of tea.
www.kisc.org /kti/sep_oct_03/society/theexpatlife.htm   (1244 words)

 Korean Buddhism
Paintings of this are in the temple at Haein-sa and a stone monument honoring his martyrdom is in the National Museum of Kyongju.
The number of temples was reduced, restrictions on membership in the sangha were installed, and Buddhist monks and nuns were literally chased into the mountains, forbidden to mix with society.
The Korean sangha life is markedly itinerant: while each monk has a "home" monastery, he will regularly travel throughout the mountains, staying as long as he wishes, studying and teaching in the style of whatever monastery is housing him.
www.experiencefestival.com /a/Korean_Buddhism/id/302410   (4846 words)

 Y.C.Ro: Korean Immigrant Church
Korean immigration to America is characterized as a steady flow of immigration from Korea.
The first generation pastors of the Korean immigrant congregations are now being replaced with 1.5 generation Koreans who came to this country as teenagers and have their theological education at American seminaries or divinity schools.
Korean language, for example, used by the Korean immigrants in the U.S. is an old fashioned and somewhat out dated version compared the one used in Korea.
www.icasinc.org /2004/2004m/2004mycr.html   (5122 words)

 Korea, 500–1000 A.D. | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
For example, in 527, the impressive Taet'ong-sa temple is built at the center of the Paekche capital, Ungjin (modern Kongju, South Ch'ungch'ông Province), in part as a diplomatic gesture intended to reinforce the kingdom's ties to a pious Chinese sovereign.
The cave temple, one of the masterpieces of East Asian Buddhist art, consists of a rectangular anteroom and a circular main chamber with a domed ceiling, connected by a narrow corridor.
Elaborate Buddhist rituals are regularly performed at public expense for the welfare of the state and at the behest of wealthy private devotees.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/ht/06/eak/ht06eak.htm   (2432 words)

 History of Korean Buddhism
Korean Shamanism regarded three spirits with special reverence and importance: the Mountain Spirit, Sanshin (who is usually depicted as an old man with a tiger at his feet), Toksong, or the Recluse, and Ch'ilsong (the spirit of the seven stars, the Big Dipper).
With the downfall of the Koryo Dynasty in 1392 A.D., Buddhism slowly declined as the new rulers of the Choson Dynasty adopted Neo- Confucianism.
Temples could not be built near towns and had to be constructed in the mountains; many temples were pulled down; monks were looked sown on and, for some years, not permitted to enter the capital city.
www.taekwondobible.com /korculture/spirit/historybud.html   (2156 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Korean Buddhist Art and Architecture
An appreciation of Korean culture is incomplete without an understanding of Buddhism's role in the development of the Korean arts.
For Korean Buddhist art is everywhere evident throughout the long history of the peninsula.
Over half of the nation's 230 National Treasures are Buddhist: At least 37 statues, stone Buddhas and rock reliefs, 25 pagodas, 14 buildings, 15 stupas and lanterns, bells, several paintings and several copies of Sutras, including the huge set of the Tripitaka wood-blocks at Haein-sa Temple.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/history/buddhist-art/korean01.htm   (470 words)

 Korean Temples and Food - AsiaFood
The Korean temple kitchen is the place a monk or a nun, entering the monastic life, practices the Buddhist principles of generosity, offering, and service.
DoYoung of the Korean Buddhist Joye Order, "all the food is prepared with foodstuffs carefully chosen to help the eater reduce the 'Three Poisons' of greed, ignorance, and hatred.
Therefore, in temple cooking, the Buddhist precepts of avoiding all meats, certain stimulating vegetables, and seasonings is observed.
www.asiafood.org /koreantemplefood/index.html   (135 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Korean Buddhist Paintings
In Korean, temples and palaces are painted in a particular style called "tanch'ong".
On the main temple beams and among the rafters, interwoven between the patterns, you will find pictures of spirits, ancient monks, Bodhisattvas and dragons, to name a few.
Buddhist paintings are not only beautiful but also full of meaning.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/history/buddhist-art/korean05.htm   (325 words)

 Buddhist Channel | Buddhism News, Headlines | Books | Glimpse Into Buddhist Art through Books
For almost 2,000 years, Koreans have satisfied their search for truth through Buddhism, and the physical remains are the temples and temple architecture,'' he said.
Korean temple architecture, unlike Western architecture, is not just about buildings, nor is it mainly about a visual experience.
Written by Kim Lena, a professor of Korean and Buddhist Art at Hongik University, the book explores the different sculptures from the Three Kingdoms period when Buddhism was introduced in Korea, up to the Joseon dynasty.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=10,4404,0,0,1,0   (426 words)

 Center Profile: Jun Dung Sa Buddhist Temple
The snim who operates the Temple is originally from a temple in South Korea, but she has not created any direct ties between the two.
Although most Buddhist temples offer prayers every weekday throughout the year, since Maya is the only permanent snim, she is only able to perform daily prayers two months a year.
The temple is located on a busy highway road that winds away from the city and into the suburbs.
www.pluralism.org /research/profiles/display.php?profile=74224   (2461 words)

 Korean Buddhist Sculpture
Temples of magnificent scale were erected in and around Gyeongju as they were regarded as a supernatural defense against external threats and bastions of national consciousness.
A gem of ancient Buddhist architecture punctuating the eastern terminal of the Silk Road, the shrine testifies to the enthusiasm and sacrifice of early Korean monk pilgrims who risked their lives to experience firsthand the exotic traditions of their faith in the faroff land of India.
The drapery is obviously a Korean interpretation of the Indian prototype of a tightly-clinging robe.
stone.buddhism.org /eng/seokguram/main.htm   (3224 words)

 Buddhism and the future humanity
The Korean Christian churches in Australia engage in an aggressive recruiting campaign and, supported by the wealth of the established Christian churches, have been able to supply material support to the newly arrived Korean migrants.
The Korean Buddhist temples, being under-resourced, are not in a position to match this social support offered by the Christians and, therefore, are attended only by committed Buddhists.
As the number of European Buddhists is on the increase, it appears that Buddhism in Asian countries seems to be on the decrease.
www.purifymind.com /BuddhismFuture.htm   (5979 words)

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The new temple is located on the far Northwest Side on a five-acre parcel of land at 6969 N. Wade Road near Interstate 10 and Ina Road.
The temple's shiny roof is made of copper imported from Korea.
She estimates that at least 2,000 Koreans live in Southern Arizona, though many have converted to Christianity because of a lack of places where they can practice Buddhism, according to Kim.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/taeho-sunim-280403.php   (693 words)

 International Association for Religious Freedom - Attacks on Korean Buddhist Temples
The Korean peninsula is known throughout the world for the stark bifurcation between the communist North and the capitalist South.
Buddhists call for rectification since it is a religiously discriminatory policy to set the exam date in consideration of a particular religion.
The temple residents and followers suspect an arson attack because an LP gas container was found outside the hall and a claw hammer that didn’t belong there was found inside the hall.
www.geocities.com /~iarf/tedesco1.html   (10288 words)

 Buddhist Temples in Korea,Guide to Buddhist Temples in Korea,Buddhist Temples of Korea
Buddhist Temples in Korea,Guide to Buddhist Temples in Korea,Buddhist Temples of Korea
The Three Jewel temples are a bit different other Buddhist temples of Korea because unlike latter, the former do not have daeungieon or the Central Hall as the most important building.
Rather, in the Three Jewel temple, the most important building is the one that highlights the individual jewel of the temple.
www.buddhist-tourism.com /countries/korea/temples   (463 words)

 Korean religion@Everything2.com
Korean Buddhist temples are famous for their location.
This means that many Korean Buddhists will work hard during their time in the world with hope they will be born again as a person.
Buddhists don't just enjoy the pleasure and comfort of life, they also try to find meaning for all the sufferings on our planet.
everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=1287984   (738 words)

 Temples in Flames
The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies was so moved by the revelation of fire bombings of Buddhist temples and tensions between the faiths in Korea that officially issued a Statement of Concern and Support for Korean Buddhists at the end of the meeting which was endorsed with signatures by hundreds of the participants at the conference.
Buddhists have grown from 46.9% of the religious population in 1985 to 51.2% in 1991 while the Protestant population has declined 3.3% and Catholics 0.2%.
Buddhists and Christians alike need to seriously consider the description of the Christian critique of Buddhism which was written by Venerable Chi Myong in 1990.
www.buddhapia.com /eng/tedesco/1.html   (3873 words)

 CNN.com - Temple temper: Football fans seek their religion - June 3, 2002
Not all temples are so strict, but most expect their guests to be in bed before midnight and to be awake for meditation exercises by 5:00 a.m.
They are also taught the manners needed to stay in the temple including how to dress, how to make a formal greeting, the correct meditation postures, as well as to make sure that you eat all of what you are given.
Temple Stay is hoping that the program can continue beyond the World Cup to increase awareness about Korea's history.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/worldcup/06/03/korea.temple/index.html   (631 words)

 Korean Buddhist temples   (Site not responding. Last check: )
buddhism Buddhist temples are an important part of the Korean landscape.
Most Korean temples have names ending in -sa, which means temple.
The king King Taejo of Joseon himself was a devout Buddhist, but the influence of monks was reduced.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Korean-Buddhism/Korean-Buddhist-temples.html   (424 words)

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