Spiritual Mountain Power: An Introduction to Korean Buddhism with David Mason

Spiritual Mountain Power: An Introduction to Korean Buddhism with David Mason


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Whether fully familiar with global Buddhist history and wisdom or just a beginner, this lecture-conversation serves as a general overview of the history, greatest temples, and distinctive characteristics of Korean Buddhism.

David A. Mason is a Michigan-born professor of Korean Cultural Tourism at Sejong University, Seoul Campus, and a longtime researcher on Northeast Asian History and the religious characteristics of Korea's mountains. He offers vivid tours with deep contextual insight and fascinating details, telling many old stories relevant to the sites, with warm humor. He has been an academic in South Korea since 1986, and also served as a consultant for the national Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism and the United Nations World Tourism Organization for five years. Mason earned a Masters' Degree in the History of Korean Religions from Yonsei University in 1997. He has authored and edited ten books on Korean culture and tourism.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Great insights into Korean Buddhism!

I have visited Sourh Korea on numerous occasions, but have never heard an explanation of the uniqueness of Korean Buddhism as informed as David’s! It really helps make sense of the beautiful temple areas and art forms exhibited through- out the country.

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C.L.
Korean Buddhism

Great info and photos.

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P.W.

Very easy to follow... clear and concise.. and interesting..

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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W
W.T.
Great insights into Korean Buddhism!

I have visited Sourh Korea on numerous occasions, but have never heard an explanation of the uniqueness of Korean Buddhism as informed as David’s! It really helps make sense of the beautiful temple areas and art forms exhibited through- out the country.

C
C.L.
Korean Buddhism

Great info and photos.

P
P.W.

Very easy to follow... clear and concise.. and interesting..