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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 *.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Reunification the dream for South Korea's Buddhist patriarch

By Kathy Novak, CNN, May 18, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- As the sun set over South Korea's capital, the usual cacophony of sounds associated with a bustling major city was replaced by human voices -- hundreds of thousands of them, chanting peacefully.


Seoul's Jogyesa Buddhist Temple Welcomes Its Newest (And Littlest) Monks

By Carol Kuruvilla and Gabriela Landazuri Saltos, The Huffington Post, May 11, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- In honor of Buddha's birthday, children in Seoul got a glimpse of what it's like to be a Buddhist monk.


Opening up Buddhist Temples to the disabled

by Emi Hailey Hayakawa, BTN, May 7, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- The 1700 years old Buddhist temples follow the traditional architecture and characteristics of Korean Buddhist Art. Various stone works often complement temple compounds, such as stone stupas and steep stone stairs, which take the visitor up into the inspiring world of the Buddhas in the Main Hall.


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