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Korean Buddhism

Unveiled, Inclusive Korean Culture Needed in Korean Multinational

Emanuel Pastreich | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Emanuel Pastreich

Koreans must recognize that no matter how global they may be, their cultural DNA is Korean and they are undercutting their potential if they fail to introduce the best of Korean culture to their employees and their customers as part of their global strategy.

300,000 South Korean Buddhists Pray For Peace And Reunification With The North

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion

South Korean Buddhists marked the 70th anniversary of their country's independence from Japan with a massive outdoor demonstration for peace. About...

Seoul's Jogyesa Buddhist Temple Welcomes Its Newest (And Littlest) Monks

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla and Gabriela Landazuri Saltos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion

In honor of Buddha's birthday, children in Seoul got a glimpse of what it's like to be a Buddhist monk. The children shaved their heads, donned sp...

A Buddhist Monk's Advice On Overcoming Tech Addiction

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

"iPads are great," laughed the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk and global humanitarian leader. But he added an important caveat: They'...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Buddhist Monk Has Devoted His Life To Ending Suffering In North Korea | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

The traditional goal of Buddhism is to reach a state of enlightenment, which can be achieved by a lifetime of meditation and quiet contemplation. But ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The West | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, ...

WATCH: A Meditation To Address Workplace Unhappiness

Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion

What happens if you can't stand your job, but you feel unable to leave? According to the teachings of Seon Buddhist monk Hwansan Sunim, feelings o...

WATCH: A Meditation To Treat Our Smartphone Addictions

Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living

When the American-born Korean Buddhist monk Hwansan Sunim first moved to South Korea 20 years ago, most people he saw on the subways of Seoul read boo...

WATCH: Is Meditation The Path To True Happiness?

Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Can meditation help us to achieve lasting personal happiness? According to the Seon Buddhist tradition, the answer is yes. "To the extent that we ...

WATCH: The Simple, Ancient Practice That Can Help You Deal With Pain and Loss

Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

How do you react when you get upset or hurt? In spite of all the coping methods we learn in the course of our lives -- from our parents, from experts,...

WATCH: Meet The Harvard-Educated Monk Who's Bringing Ancient Wisdom To YouTube

Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim is anything but your typical Harvard grad. After college, he earned a post-graduate degree in psychology at NYU, and then rerouted his l...

What South Korea Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The culture that dreamed up K-pop, kimchi and Taekwondo has a lot to teach the rest of the world about health and wellness. In fact, South Korea is ho...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is This Man A Descendant Of Buddha? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- On the rare occasions that Master Jinje travels outside his monastery in the rural mountains of South Korea, he is greeted by crowds of Ko...

A Buddhist Example of Interfaith Dialogue

Dr. Paul F. Knitter | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Dr. Paul F. Knitter

I realized over the course of these few but intense days, the Korean Buddhists of the Chogye Order had invited me not only to learn more about Christianity, but also to ask that I help make their teachings better known in the United States.

Buddhist Monks Cross North Korean Border

Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion

This week a group of Buddhist monks from South Korea have crossed the border to meet with their Northern counterparts and pray over an important Buddh...