Stone statue of Vairocana Buddha, Chukseo-sa Temple, Mt. Munsu-san
This smaller mountain, named for the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, sits just to the southeast of Sobaek-san. It follows the theme of devotion to Biro-bul [Vairocana], and the one major temple there, Chukseo-sa, display is an ancient stone statue of that Buddha from around 700 AD. This temple was also founded by Master Uisang in the seventh century, but was completely destroyed centuries later. A famous master-monk has just restored it to its former glory in the past decade.
Chukseo-sa Temple, Mt. Munsu-san
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For information about traveling to Korean sacred sites, contact Roger Shepherd.