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Why Won Buddhists in South Korea oppose THAAD deployment

By Ock Hyun-ju, Korea Herald, Oct 23, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- One Saturday morning, passers-by curiously turned their heads as a group of people in white robes began to collectively pray, strike a gong and sound a wooden percussion instrument in central Seoul.


Hyon Gak sunim: “I have deep respect for Buddha Dharma and the Jogye Order,” denies severing ties with Korean Buddhism

by Emi Hayakawa, Buddhist True Network (BTN), August 2, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- On July 28 2016, Harvard-educated American Zen Buddhist monk Hyon Gak sunim, the current abbot of Bulyee Seon Center in Germany, uploaded a strong message on his Facebook account outlining various problems besetting Korean Buddhism.


Light of Truth Shines in South Korea on Buddha's Birthday

The Seoul Times, May 21, 2016

Ven. Donghwi of Yeoraesa Temple Enlightens World
Seoul, South Korea
-- A variety of lotus lanterns are hung at a Buddhist temple in Seoul on the occasion of Buddha's birthday, which falls on May 14 in 2016.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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