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Former head of the Jogye Order Venerable Ji-kwan Passes Away At the Age of 79

Arirang News, Jan 3, 2012

Seoul, South Korea -- A revered Buddhist monk here in Korea, the Venerable Ji-kwan, has passed away at the age of 79 after battling chronic asthma for many years.  More

Buddhist Leader Stressed Simpler Lifestyle, Mind
The Buddhist Channel, Jan 3, 2012

Ven. Ji-Kwan, head of the Jogye Order from 2005 to 2009 dies after long illness

Seoul, South Korea --  Leading Korea Buddhist leader, Ven. Ji-Kwan, has died on Monday evening after a long illness. He was 79.  More

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Buddhism and borders in South Korea

by TADHG PEAVOY, The Irish Times, Aug 7, 2011

A stay in a remote temple where monks perform both martial arts and meditation was a good way to get your head around the dividing line between communism and capitalism, writes TADHG PEAVOY

Seoul, South Korea -- SUCH IS THE diversity of South Korea that in the space of five days I found myself bear-walking backwards up a mountain with a monk for company and 73 metres underground on the border of the Cold War.

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