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104 Alive and . . . well . . . What’s been most comfortable and consistent in my relationship with Korean Buddhism is the general openness that welcomes my presence as a foreign layperson at temples across the country. The achim yebul (morning service) in particular was once a frighten 11 Sep 2007 8,607
103 "Let’s take the real one, even if it is only 1 cen… The whole world, our global village, is in chaos these days with racial and religious tensions as well as disasters killing hundreds of thousands of people. Peace and love are slowly fading away while conflict and confrontation are increasing. Living in s 31 Mar 2006 8,582
102 Without Possession We accumulate things because we need them, but sometimes our things cause us great aggravation. Thus, to possess something can mean to be possessed by that thing. When the things we accumulated through need have actually bound our freedom, we can say that 05 Mar 2010 8,546
101 Let us Rejoice even in the Smallest Merit Let us Rejoice even in the Smallest Merit 04 Mar 2011 8,540
100 Bhiksuni’s Role & Responsibility for the Future of… This year, 2006, is the 2550th anniversary since the Buddha’s birth. This means that Bhiksuni’s history has been nearly 2500 years. Many Bhiksunis are greatly respected today even though having arisen from a male-dominated and difficult environment. 08 Nov 2006 8,528
99 Joyful Life: Renouncing Each Day 03 Aug 2015 8,510
98 Two Kinds of Homesickness One thousand or so years ago, a monk of the Silla dynasty named Hyecho made an amazing journey to what were then called the “Five Kingdoms of India.” Venturing west from China, Hyecho meandered on foot first through the pilgrimage sites of Buddhism and th 31 Oct 2007 8,491
97 The answers hidden by time Throughout our lives, we often reflect on scenes of times past. Every time the waves of some vaguely happy or sad memories brush up against our mind, we either try to burst out in laughter or become immersed in questioning why. What we don’t know at such 04 Dec 2006 8,480
96 The Offering Remarks on the Buddha’s Birthday Written by the Ven. Dobum Sunim, the President of the Sangha Association of Korean American Sangha in East Coast 01 Jun 2006 8,478
95 Three Seon trainings Ethics, Meditation and Wisdom Master Kusan of Songgwangsa used to say in his Seon talks that it was essential for Seon students to train in ethics, meditation and wisdom. These were the basis for any Seon practice. Most importantly they had to be pr 03 Dec 2009 8,453
94 Standing Under a Tree The following is one short essay from the recently published anthology of 65 early works, compiled and translated from the late Ven. Beopjeong’s first twenty years of writing, 1965-1985. "The Sound of Water, the Sound of Wind" was published on Feb. 1, 201 21 Jan 2011 8,447
93 Buddhist Center Serves Free Lunch Wongaksa Buddhist Center Serves Lunch for the Elderly around Pagoda Park   There is no one at home.  The wife passed away a few years back.  The children are grown.  They don’t call much.  The old man is alone.  Where does he go?  Without a 21 Dec 2008 8,433
92 Ulyeok: Work Practice Korean temple’s work practice is from this tradition of Chan (Seon or Zen) Buddhism. In the warmer Theravadan countries resolved the eating problem by making alms rounds. When this tradition came to the colder northern countries, the self-sufficient farmi 06 May 2010 8,410
91 [The Day We Go to Temple] 07. Korean Traditional B… 03 Nov 2016 8,404
90 Leaving Home All of those who have experienced life as foreigners here in Korea have gotten used to a certain level of inquisitiveness from people on the street. Some of the most common questions asked are, of course, “Where are you from?”, or “Do you like Korean fo 30 Oct 2007 8,395
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