Snapshot Sunday: Prayer at the Haeinsa Temple

[ptcPhoto filename=”monk640.jpg” title=”Prayer at Haeinsa” caption=”Praying to the Buddha of Emptiness – Haeinsa Temple, South Korea” position=”center”]

At Haeinsa Temple near Daegu, we saw this monk praying to the Vairocana Buddha – the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of emptiness. In addition to a monastery, Haeinsa is also home to the Tripitaka Koreana, a collection of over 80,000 woodblocks of Buddhist scripture that was completed in 1251 CE.

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