Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tibet's Spectacular Seda Monastery (21 photos)


High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

Reunification the dream for South Korea's Buddhist patriarch (includes video)

As the sun set over South Korea's capital, the usual cacophony of sounds associated with a bustling major city was replaced by human voices -- hundreds of thousands of them, chanting peacefully.
An estimated 300,000 Buddhists descended on central Seoul on Saturday evening local time, packing the blocks around the Gyeongbokgung -- the main royal palace -- to pray for peace and reunification with the North.
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The Madness of THAAD

The Madness of THAAD

Sunday, May 17, 2015

South Korea walking on Crocs


Crocs are very popular, and very expensive here in S/Korea. 
Especially when compared to prices in the States. Of course there are a lot of knock offs that are a lot cheaper and lesser quality. 
They also some how seem to be a part of the Korean status symbol culture.
Korea unfortunately is name brand crazy.
Part of the reason that their house hold debt has sky rocketed.

Tao Dao Man

Cheaper Chinese Kimchi Conquers S. Korean Dinner Table


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