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    Geukrak-jeon – Paradise Hall: 극락전

    Introduction A Geukrak-jeon Hall is dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). Amita-bul is a transliteration of the Sanskrit “Amitabha,” which means “Immeasurable Life,” in English. Amita-bul is the overseer of the Western Pure Land, or “Jeongto,” in Korean. This idea is rooted in the very name of the Geukrak-jeon Hall, which means “Paradise Hall,” in English. The hall also goes by a couple other names like Mita-jeon or Muryangsu-jeon like at the famous Buseoksa Temple in Yeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do. The name Muryangsu-jeon means “Immeasurable Life Hall,” in English, which again, is another parallel to Amita-bul. Geukrak-jeon Design Amita-bul was born from the meditation of the first Buddha. That’s…

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    Hello Again Everyone!!

    Hello Again Everyone!! Well, it didn’t take me all that long to realize just how much I enjoy blogging about Korean Buddhist temples. While the domain name has changed, the content has not. Over the coming weeks and months ahead, I’ll be re-uploading all my former content. So thanks again, I hope you’ll enjoy this new site as much as the old one. Stay tuned, because there’s a lot of great content to follow! -Sincerely, Dale Q.