The brief history & unique characteristics of Korea's Buddhism and ancient temples, virtually from my office using my photos
Whether you are fully familiar with global Buddhist history and wisdom or just a beginner, this lecture-conversation will get you familiar with how it came to Korea some 1600 years ago, and then evolved in its distinct scholastic, meditational and devotional styles. I will explain in easy-to-understand terms the unique factors that make this main national traditional religion truly "Korean", within the Northeast Asian context. You will experience a fascinating journey through the long, vibrant Buddhist history of the various Korean dynasties.
Take this guided lecture to learn all-about the history and unique characteristics of Korea's Buddhism. The best three of its ancient temples (now listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites!) with their spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks will be included, with colorful stories of great enlightened masters. You will learn so very much, about Korean Buddhism, ancient & modern!
-> brief 'check in' and our mutual introductions, and then be on our way!
-> Introduction and Acceptance of Buddhism in Korea
-> Flourishing of Korean-style Buddhism 5th through 14th Centuries
-> Unique Characteristics
-> Suppression of Korea's Buddhism for 500 Years
-> Modern Revival and Globalization
-> The Three Best Three Ancient Temples, grouped with a sacred theme, now listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, with their spectacular scenery and interesting traditional artworks
-> if time, Colorful Stories of Great Enlightened Masters
-> 'Wrap up' with final questions; your interests will be addressed at anytime -- anything from the basics of Shamanism or Korea to any advanced details is fine; as a longtime professor of the history of Korean spiritual culture, I can handle almost any queries.
-> A good internet connection is required to experience this tour, done with an online video conference system, and photos shown by PowerPoint on my desktop within that.
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Duration: 1 hour 30 min.
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