Tibet: Atsok Gon Dechen Choekhorling Monastery to be relocated for a hydrodam

The Buddhist Channel, 16 April 2024

Dragkar County, Tibet (China) -- Chinese authorities have initiated the relocation of a 19th-century Buddhist monastery in Tibet as part of preparations for the completion of the world's tallest 3D-printed hydropower dam, according to a Radio Free Asia (RFA) report.


Chion-in Temple in Kyoto Celebrates the 850th Anniversary of the founding of Jodo Shu Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, 10 April 2024

Kyoto, Japan -- Chion-in in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, the head temple of the Jodo Shu, began a service Tuesday to celebrate the 850th anniversary since the sect’s founding by Honen in 1175.


Buddhism puts on young face

By Choi Si-young, The Korea Herald, April 8, 2024

Seoul, South Korea -- Buddhism has traditionally prioritized silence, a hallmark of meditation that sets the religion apart. That notion took a hard turn Thursday as a DJ in a monk’s robe kicked off the four-day International Buddhism Expo in Seoul, shouting out Buddhist verses to the beat of electronic dance music.


National Museum of Korea to show Buddhist paintings, drawings

By Choi Si-young, Korea Herald, 21 Feb 2024

Seoul, South Korea -- The National Museum of Korea is mounting an exhibition through July 21 dedicated to exploring Buddhist paintings and drawings from the 19th to 20th century, a period the museum says is marked by Western influence.


Ancient Buddhist Statue Unveils Hidden Treasures at Myooin Temple

The Buddhist Channel, 14 Feb 2024

FUKUYAMA, Japan -- An important discovery has unfolded at the Myooin temple in Hiroshima Prefecture, revealing layers of traditional "washi" paper adorned with images of revered Buddhist figures within the hollowed-out head of an ancient statue. The revelation came to light during the dismantling process of the Maitreya statue, a designated important cultural asset by Hiroshima Prefecture, for repair work.


Korea hopes for ‘progress’ in repatriation of Buddhist relics

By Choi Si-young, The Korea Herald, Feb 1, 2024

Seoul, South Korea -- The chief of the Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday he is looking to “make some progress” in the talks on the repatriation of Buddhist objects, at his scheduled meeting with officials from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Buddhism and Cultural Preservation in Korea

The Buddhist Channel, 20 Jan 2024

Seoul, South Korea -- On an auspicious day of Tuesday, 30 January 2024, marking the 2568th year in the Buddhist calendar, the Korean Republic's President, Yoon Suk Yeol, attended a vibrant Buddhist New Year's gathering of 800 attendees, which included eminent Buddhist leaders such as Ven. Jinwoo of the Jogye Order, lawmakers, and government officials. The event was a joint effort by the Association of Korean Buddhist Orders and the Jogye Order's Buddhist leaders' forum.


Why Buddhism Faded in Japan and How It Can Be Revived

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 23 January 2024

Tokyo, Japan -- The downturn of Buddhism in Japan started shortly after the end of the second World War.


Tongbulgyo and the Distinctive Journey of Korean Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, 18 January 2024

Seoul, South Korea -- Korean Buddhism holds a unique position among its global counterparts, marked by an intrinsic effort to reconcile perceived inconsistencies within Mahayana Buddhism.


Zuiryu-Ji: A Historic Soto Zen Buddhist temple in Takaoka

The Buddhist Channel, 10 Jan 2024

TOYAMA, Japan -- Zuiryu-ji, located in Toyama Prefecture, is a splendid temple with  historical importance which is recognized as a national treasure of Japan. It stands as an essential destination for those journeying to Takaoka.


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