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Small Buddha statues, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul

Samgak-san [Three Horns Mountain] dominates the Bukhan-san National Park, in far-northern Seoul, with its many craggy peaks. Always considered highly sacred, it contains a huge fortress and about a hundred Buddhist temples and Shamanic shrines, heavily visited by many types of faithful. Its most important ancient institution is Doseon-sa [Tao-Gathering Monastery], founded in the 10th Century and featuring a 7-meter-tall -carved-relief of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, carved on a huge boulder just over 1000 years ago. A much more recent addition is an amazing Budo (stupa) for 20th-Century Master Cheongdam, who led the urban-modernization of Korean Buddhism. This temple is named after its founder National Master Doseon, the genius developer of Korea's own style of geomancy, called Pungsu-jiri [Feng-shui].

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Small Buddha statues, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul


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Small Buddha statues, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul


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Chinese style Maitreya Buddha, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul


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Painting of Bodhidharma and Second Patriarch of Chan Buddhism,
Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul


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Painting at Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple


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Painting at Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple


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Pilgrim with statue of Maitreya Buddha, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple


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Bodhisattva of Compassion, Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple


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Pilgrims praying to Bodhisattva of Compassion,
Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple


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Pilgrim meditating at Samgak-san Doseon-sa Temple, Seoul

For additional information by Professor David Mason, visit san-shin.net: Samgak-san and Samgak-san Doseon-sa

For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd.

Samgak-san Doseon-sa