Tag Archives: Buddhism

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Gwanmunsa Temple, Seoul

This week’s Walk and Talk is really special for me. The walk starts out at the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) and meanders through the associated neighborhood. It gives me…

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Inside Wat Pho

This week’s Get QiRanger Out there takes us to Wat Pho in central Bangkok. It’s located adjacent to the Grand Palace, so hitting this place up is really easy and…

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Baru Gongyang (발우공양) – The Monk’s Meal

While at the Buddhist expo, Jo and I were invited to participate in the Baru gongyang (발우공양). It’s the traditional meal served for monks and one of the most unique…

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Exploring Angkor Wat

The name Angkor Wat is synonymous with travel, adventure, and Cambodia. However, a common misconception is that it’s just one site. In reality, Angkor Wat serves the most iconic part…

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How they make Thailand Temples Golden

Have you been to Thailand? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve visited one of their temples. Each one is intricately decorated with golden highlights. What you might not realize…

Younjuam: Seoul’s Mountain Temple

Recently, Jo and I ventured out from our home on a beautiful Sunday morning to tackle a close-by temple, one that stands unique among others in Korea: Younjuam. Rather than…

Swastikas

Some of my favorite places to travel in Korea are the temples. Usually, they have sign like this out in front: Within the first few hours, I’ll get a comment…

Busan Street Temple: Daegaksa

This past weekend, Jo and I ventured down south to the port city of Busan. We had traveled there the previous year to meet a friend of a friend, but…

Okcheonam Temple

I find Korean Buddhism incredible interesting. I believe there are two reasons for this. First, it is rooted in Chán Buddhism from China, which is the Zen branch and the…

Weekend Away

During the Lotus Lantern Festival, Jo and I participated in a number of booths in front of Jogyesa Temple. Several of the booths were manned by the kind folks at…