Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gwaneum-jeon: Hall of Avalokitesvara (Dale's Korean Temple Adventures)

From my friend Dale over at Dale's Korean Temple Adventures:

One of the most popular halls you’ll find at a Korean temple is the Hall of Avalokitesvara (or Gwaneum-jeon, in Korean). This hall is dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. So who is Gwanseeum-bosal, and why is she so important to Korean Buddhism, and where does she appear in Korean temples?...

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Check out all of Dale's special entries on Temple Architecture and Artwork here.

From Bup Mee Sunim;

Dale has done an amazing job of profiling, reviewing, and artistically capturing the beauty of a diverse range of Korean Buddhist temples. His photography is done with great skill and gives us a window into the magnificence of the rich history and culture of Korean Buddhism. Dale also offers an abundant amount of information on the different aspects of Korean Buddhism and helps demystify a lot of the symbolism. I had the great pleasure to chat with Dale online about a week or so ago and I hope all of you visit his blog and find it to be as much of a captivating resource that I have. Definitely one of the top blogs under my radar and with his generous permission, you can find short excerpts of some of his postings here as well as links taking you directly to his blog to find his full write ups and explore all of his eye popping photos. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for adding me to your blog. Your words are really kind. I hope you continue to find the blog helpful.