Ancient Meditation Temple amidst
Splendid Scenery in Outer Seorak-san
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Shinheung-sa [Spirit-Arising Temple] was
founded by Jajang-yulsa in 642 CE as a
remote temple devoted to Buddhist
Meditation practice, leading to claims
that it is "the world's oldest Zen temple".
The giant bronze Buddha outside its entrance
the excellent modern Sanshin painting of Shinheung-sa,
shot in 2012 by my reseach-partner-friend Roger Shepherd
July 2014 photo by Irene NaYoung Ye