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3rd Buddhist Retreat by Chuyen Tu Monastery held in Korea

By Dieu Thanh, The Buddhist Channel, May 2, 2016

Cheongju-si, South Korea -- Due to high desires to study Buddha Dharma, Vietnamese devotees of Chuyen Tu Monastery (Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, Vietnam) residing in Korea organized the 3rd Buddhist Retreat on April 2016.

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Korean Buddhist delegation promises to build Bhikkhu hospital

Ceylon Daily News, March 21, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A Korean Buddhist delegation who met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday have agreed to build a new hospital for Bhikkus in Sri Lanka.

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BEXPO - Seoul International Buddhism Expo - March

by Emi Hayakawa, Buddhist Television Korea, March 14, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- The 2016 SEOUL International Buddhism EXPO (서울국제불교박람회) is to be held at Seoul Trade Exhibition Center (SETEC) from March 24 to March 27 under the theme “The Space to rest your Mind”.

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Head of Jogye Order Buddhism Joins the North America Buddhist Conference

The Buddhist Channel, Jan 6, 2016

Haein Sunim is the leader of 2.5 million strong congregation and 1,200 temples of Jogye Order Buddhism in Korea

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (USA) -- Jogye Order Buddhism announced today Haein Sunim will lead a delegation of leading sunim of Jogye Order Buddhism of Korea *.

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Monk standoff ends as South Korean police arrest

The Guardian, 10 December 2015

Union official Hang Sang-gyun, hiding inside for a month, surrenders to authorities who accuse him of inciting anti-government protests

Seoul, South Korea -- Hundreds of South Korean police have swarmed outside a Buddhist temple and detained a union official who claimed sanctuary a month ago after anti-government protests that turned violent.

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Pakistan’s Gandhara ruins to receive Korea’s Buddhists

by Joel Lee, The Korea Herald, Nov 15, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- According to some historians, Korea’s Buddhism traces its roots to the Gandharan Civilization that thrived 2,000 years ago in the territories of today’s northern Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Second Buddhist Retreat for Vietnamese Community in Busan, South Korea

by Dieu Thanh, The Buddhist Channel, Oct 5, 2015

Busan, South Korea -- A new turning point was attained by the Vietnamese community residing in Korea to learn the Buddha's teachings when Chuyen Tu monastery, headed by Ven. Thich Thien Thuan hosted the second Buddhist retreat at Sam Kwang Temple, Busan city, Korea from September 26th to 29th 2015.

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Buddhist monks clash in South Korea over head monk accusations

By Elizabeth Shim, UPI, Aug. 31, 2015

The standoff on Monday began when a former chief of the temple attempted to enter the grounds in order to hold a provisional meeting to discuss the resignation of a head monk

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean Buddhist monks traded blows in a tense altercation outside Seoul after a group demanded the resignation of the chief monk of the temple in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi province.

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Stolen Buddhist statue arrives from South Korea

Japan Times, Jul 18, 2015

TSUSHIMA, NAGASAKI PREF. (Japan) -- One of two ancient Japanese Buddhist statues stolen in 2012 by South Korean thieves arrived Saturday in the southwestern island city of Tsushima, where it was originally kept, the city office said.

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American monk communicates meaning of Buddhism to Korean kids

By Jung Dae-ha, The Hankyoreh, Jul 6,2015

Gwangju, South Korea -- It was the morning of July 5 at Mugak Temple in downtown Gwangju. “We do yoga, too. It isn’t hard, it’s fun,” said Lee Ji-won, 12, a student in the sixth grade of elementary school.

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