- Hongbeopsa Temple
- Hongbeopsa Temple is located in the suburbs of Busan surrounded by Mt. Cheolma and Mt. Keumjeong creating the shape of lotus flowers with the Suyeong River running in front. It has absolutely astonishing and ecological garden-like views which vary seasonally. Hongbeopsa is known as one of the best tourist attractions in Busan, thanks to the colossal Amitabha Buddha Statue the biggest sitting Buddha statue in Korea. It can be seen by nearby residents and travelers driving by or passing on the KTX train. It sits atop the roof of the main Dharma Hall building and is 21 meters or 7 stories tall. It is made of bronze and represents the aspiration of the Buddha Dharma spreading far and wide. Below the Amitabha Buddha is the Hall of Supreme Equanimity, where relics of the Buddha are housed. These were given to the Temple by the world-renowned spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Hongbeopsa is one of only a few shrines in Korea which have Buddha's relics. The Main Buddha Hall(The Hall of Great Peace and Light) is very unique for its circular shape, which represents the Dharma of the Buddha, the complete unobstructed interpenetration of things that there is no discrimination between Buddha and sentient beings. Hongbeopsa combines traditional Korean monastic architecture and painting inside and modern, sophisticated architecture outside, thereby balancing tradition and modernity. The aspiration of numerous lay Buddhists made it possible to have the Three Thousand Buddha Hall which houses 3,000 gold-plated Buddha statues on the fourth floor of the main building. Other attractions not to miss are the bronze Avalokitesvara(Bodhisattva of Compassion) Shrine, Meditation Buddha Shrine, Solitary Awakened Sage's Shrine, 100 year-long Memorial Tablets for Ancestors, Outside Buddhist Altar for Buddhist Ceremony, Outside Dharma Hall on the lawn, and the Carp Pond with the statue of an Eccentric Laughing Buddha with a huge burlap sack on his back. Finally, Hongbeopsa is the only monastery home to a statue of Gandhi given by the Indian Government in commemoration of 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Korea and India and to show gratitude to Ven. Shimsan, abbot of Hongbeopsa, who lent the building for the Indian Culture Center.
- Guinsa Temple
- Guinsa Temple, located on Mt. Sobaeksan, is the main temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order. The temple serves as a religious center for 2 millions of Cheontae Buddhists who follow the Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak. In addition, among the peaks magnificently lined up around Gukmangbong peak within Sobaeksan Mountains, the temple area lies beneath Yeonhwaji peak (Lotus Flower Area).The lotus-leaf shape of the area has given it its current name Yeonhwaji. The mysterious charm of the mountains has led to its reputation as a holy place of Mahayana Buddhism. The Grand Patriarch Sangwol-Wongak established a temple in Yeonhwaji. The mysterious charm of the mountains in 1945 as part of his vow to revive Buddhism, to protect the nation, and to save all beings. Guinsa Temple began when he designated it, Guinsa(Salvation and Kindness Temple), a place to save all sentient beings. At this time, the Grand Patriarch built a tiny thatched hut with intertwined arrowroot vines. After a period of austere practice, he achieved a complete awakening. Having opened the door to the resplendent Dharma, his refined wisdom and integrity led him to accept numerous disciples. At present, Guinsa Temple, the head temple of Korean Buddhist Cheontae Order, had stretched itself as the biggest merciful and miraculous temple in Korea. It is also known to people as the miraculous and mystic praying retreat, and is even more famous because everyones wishes come true well here. ★How to make a reservation for a Temple Stay at Guinsa ★ Click the program you want first and on that calendar, click the dates you like. For any inquiry or reservation, please email email@example.com Please fill the following form to apply as below. Example) 1. Full name: Sophia Kang. 2. Date: 2015/04/18 ~ 2015/04/19. 3. Gender: Female. 4. Age: 29. 5. Nationality: United States of America. 6. Occupation: Teacher. 7. Religion: Buddhism. 8. Uniform size (S/M/L provided at the temple): Small. 9. Phone number: (000) 123- 4567. 10. Uniform size: S, M, L, XL, XXL : My uniform size is M
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