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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
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
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


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


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


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


Hansik, la comida tradicional coreana


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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