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Songwanggsa: Korean Buddhist Temple and School of Buddhism

Songgwangsa: Spacious Pine Temple in Jeolla Province from glassw4re on Vimeo.

Twenty kilometers to the west of Suncheon is one of Korea’s three most important temples of Zen Buddhism. Tucked away in the peninsula’s Southeast corner, surrounded by forests of bamboo and the low rolling hills of Jogye-San Provincial Park, is the International meditation center of Songwangg-sa. Our school took us here for a visit last November. Watch the video notice the sweet sounds of enlightenment pursued.

in the Southeast corner of the peninsula,

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kim il sung statue

As the time steadily rises down on my stay here in Korea, I find less and less worth writing about here on the blog. Strange, because there has been a lot going on lately. I’ve been interested in North Korea given the recent headlines, and I watched a bizarre 60 minute movie yesterday called Welcome to North Korea. Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema document their Orwellian like journey through the D.P.R.K. during the mid 2000’s. One particularly striking scene is a long shot of a North Korean official busily directly traffic in Pyongyang. The camera zooms out, and we see that there is no traffic in need of being directed. For anyone at all interested in the current situation with North Korea, the American Media is doing a brilliant job of fanning the flames. Things are fine. No worries. I am worried about things back home though. How much more will the Earth bleed before the ocean dies?