All posts tagged "Buddhism"

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    Temple stay participants increased last year despite outbreak of MERS

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The number of locals and foreigners who participated in Buddhist temple stay programs increased noticeably last year despite the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a local culture promotion team said Friday. According...

    • Posted March 4, 2016
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  • This file photo shows Buddhist priests attending the 17th annual conference of Buddhists of South Korea, China and Japan march for peace on a road near South Korea's border with North Korea, waving a flag symbolizing a reunified Korea. (Yonhap)
    Buddhist leaders of Koreas to meet in N. Korea for joint events

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Buddhist leaders of the two Koreas will meet in the North Korean border town of Kaesong this week to discuss planned joint events, the South Korean organizer said Wednesday. The representatives from South Korea’s...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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  • Leading monks of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism hold a conference at the Korean Culture Training Institute in Gongju, central South Korea, on Jan. 28, 2015. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s religious population on decline

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s religious population dropped in 2014 from 10 years earlier mainly due to a fall in the number of Buddhists and religious youths, a poll showed Thursday. According to the survey on 1,500...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • Venerable Pomnyun Sunim speaks inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Koreatown Saturday.
    Korean Buddhist monk and famed activist brings his wisdom to LA

    Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님) champions human rights, environmental protection and Korean unification. Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님) visited Los Angeles this weekend to give lectures to Korean Americans and Angelenos alike. The Korean Buddhist monk and famed activist spoke...

    • Posted November 17, 2014
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