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Wednesday 9 June 2010, by Buddhachannel Fr.

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Let us rejoice. On the 9th of june, the UNESCO is having a special night dedicated to Won buddhism in Paris. We may use this occasion to discover South Korea, its various forms of buddhism, its culture and its traditions.

At the moment, korean buddhism isn’t very much developped in France. It is nevertheless represented by nineteen Dharma schools in South Korea. Nearly half of the population is buddhist, and christianism is spread as widely as buddhism. Until the fourteenth century buddhism, coming from China, was the state religion. Nowadays, the Jogye order gathers 90% of the korean buddhists.

Confucianism is now only represented by 3% of the inhabitants. But Confucius’ influence remains entire on the country’s social structures and the traditional culture.

Strange and fantastic country at the same time, South Korea has the highest suicide rate in the world. Suicide has become the first cause of death among the 20 to 40-year-old people.

In order to discover this korean culture more precisely, here are some links you can find on Buddhachannel.

Have a good reading

Alain Delaporte-Digard

Articles on Buddhachannel

Korean buddhist centers
- Won Buddhism of Boston
- Won Buddhism of Manhattan
- Bulguksa
- Songgwang-sa Temple
- Bongeunsa Temple of Seoul , South Korea
- Mihwangsa Buddhist Temple, South Korea
- Chikchisa - South Korea
- Guinsa - South Korea
- Tapsa - South Korea
- Unjusa - South Korea
- Tongdosa - South Korea
- Chogyesa Temple - South Korea
- Yongjusa temple - South Korea
- Naksan Temple - South Korea
- Beopjusa - South Korea
- Chongji Buddhist Order - South Korea
- Mu Sang Sa / Kye Ryong San International Zen Center - South Korea
- Haein Temple - South Korea
- Beomeo Temple - South Korea
- Woljeong Temple - South Korea
- Neungin Sunwon - South Korea
- Hanmaum Seon Center del Budismo Coreano, Argentina
- Won-Buddhistischer Tempel - Regensburg

Korean buddhist teachers

- So-Tae-San, the Founder of Won Buddhism
- The Story of Seung Sahn
- Master Jinul : Founder of Jogye Order

Korean buddhism

- Won-buddhism today
- Buddhism in South Korea
- South Korea - Won Buddhism
- Le Bouddhisme Won
- Won-Buddhismus
- El Budismo Won coreano - « La escuela del círculo»
- Historia del budismo coreano
- History of Buddhism in Korea
- South Korea — Hwagye Temple: Home of Orthodox Zen Buddhism
- L’esprit du bouddhisme coréen
- Life at the Monastery For Young Monks
- Dr Frank M. Tedesco - Korean Buddhism at the crossroads
- Herstel van de pagodes in Korea
- Gewonnen Boeddhisme

Articles and lectures

- Korean Buddhism - The Power of Seon Practice in Our Lives
- Clean off the mirrors in our minds - by Chung Jin-hong
- Zen Master Seung Sahn’s Temple Rules

Korean Culture

- Le Tripitaka Koreana, « bible bouddhique coréenne » est plus vieux que la bible de Gutenberg
- Korean Tea Ceremony
- Le bellissime statue buddiste coreane
- Corée - Le Jikji des Moines, premier Livre publié avec la Méthode d’Impression Métal
- Cultuur en Religie in Korea

Travel

- South Korea - Geography
- Gyeongju, Korea’s ancient face
- South Korea - Gongju National Museum
- Corea, principales visitas culturales
- Yongju, Where the Essence of Buddhism, Confucianism Blend
- Il tempio buddista Songgwangsa

News

- Korean Buddhist Head to Visit North Korea
- Get ready for Lotus Lantern Festival
- A Strong Tradition Adapting to Change: The Nuns in Korea
- Celebrate Buddha’s birthday with lotus lanterns
- Ven. Jibeom to Hold Exhibit on Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites
- A Jogye Order official backs up monk
- Korean Zen master offers lessons in Buddhism, meditation
- South Korea — Ancient Book of Buddhist Chantings Found
- Kyoto — 31st Korea Japan Buddhist Cultural Exchange Conference

Interreligious

- Les temples bouddhistes sud-coréens ouvrent grand leurs portes
- Les Religions de Corée du Sud

Food

- Hansik, la comida tradicional coreana

Society

- Wonkyang university — a won buddhist university
- Le Système éducatif coréen
- Giornate di ritiro in un tempio buddista

Sacred Art

- Kansong : true keeper of national treasures (South Korea)
- Il rituale buddista Yŏngsanjae
- 1900 Korean pavilion in Paris Expo disclosed

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