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Keyboards

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 04:35
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard & Philips SPK8404 Gaming Keyboard

  • Rarely Used
  • Easy to connect
  • Includes Philips manual and key-cap removal tool

Price: 10,000 won for the pair OBO

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Happy Call Pots

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 04:24
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Happy Call Pots

  • Set of 2 pots and lids
  • Steamer attachment for larger pot

Price: 10,000 won OBO

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Nespresso Essenza Mini

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 04:17
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Nespresso Essenza Mini

  • Espresso & Lungo Settings
  • Enjoy coffee at your fingertips

Price: 50,000 won OBO

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Air Circulator (Fan)

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 03:22
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Shinil Air Circulator (Fan)

Get ahead of the summer heat with this remote controlled air circulator

  • Remote and cover included
  • Adjustable height
  • Horizontal oscillation: 30° | 60° | 90°
  • Vertical oscillation
  • Variable speeds and timer setting
  • Easy to clean

Price: 30,000 won OBO

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Zwilling | J.A. Henckels | 5 Star 6P Knife Block Set

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 03:13
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Zwilling J.A. Henckels 5 Star 6P Knife Block Set

  • Like new
  • Only used shears and honing rod

Price: 150,000 won OBO

very similar to product below:

https://zwilling.kr/product/detail.html?product_no=595&cate_no=1&display...

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Braun Blender

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 02:47
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Braun Glass Blender

  • Tried and True - They don't make them like this anymore
  • Great for making peanut butter and smoothies
  • Pulse functionality
  • Glass pitcher
  • Measuring cup in the lid

Price: 20,000 won

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Hair Dryer

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 02:20
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Philips ProCare 2200W Hair Dryer

  • Attachments included
  • Only used a handful of times
  • 20,000 won
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Books For Sale

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-22 01:06
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae Dalmaji | 해운대 달맞이

Books for Sale

  • soft-back & hard-back
  • fiction & non-fiction
  • nutrition | exercise | wellness
  • biographies | travel | language

Prices vary upon condition. Nothing above 15,000won

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Rooftop Green Picnic

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 23:57
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2024 - 13:30Location: Event Type: 

누구나 꿈꿔봤을 봄날의 루프탑 낭만.
3월 마지막 일요일, 아울앤푸시캣에서 펼쳐집니다.

플라워 드로잉 클래스 (: 예약)
자전거 믹서기로 만드는 신선한 주스
초록초록한 식물 마켓
로컬 작가들의 작품을 즐기는 아트 마켓
핑거푸드와 낮술 한 잔의 낭만까지 허락된

루프탑 그린 피크닉으로 놀러오세요. :)

Flower Drawing Class by @naughty.muse.studios
ㄴ2024.3.31 SUN 13:30 - 14:30 (1 hour, ENG/KOR 동시 진행)
ㄴ15,000원 (드로잉 클래스 + 맥주 / 와인 / 탄산음료 중 택 1 포함)
ㄴ프로필 예약 링크를 통해 예약 가능합니다.


• 일시 : 2024.3.31 SUN 낮 12시 - 오후 6시
• 장소 : 아울앤푸시캣 3층 루프탑
• 이번 피크닉은 기획 @frecklecompan.kr 디자인 & 플라워 드로잉 클래스 naughty.muse.studios 와 함께 합니다.


자세한 소식 계속 전해드릴게요!

https://www.instagram.com/opc.bottleshop/p/C4wtwjzRAQZ/

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Koreans Talk Out Loud Differently

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 14:25

Did you know that Koreans speak differently when talking to themselves than when talking to others? This requires not only using Casual Speech, but a few other tips as well. This sort of speech is known as 혼잣말 ("talking to oneself") and has slightly different rules than other spoken Korean.

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Rus: sport and health community event

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 04:52
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 13:45Event Type: 

Rus:

В воскресенье, 24 марта, на базе Русской Гимназии пройдет семинар по питанию и коррекционной гимнастики для детей и взрослых. Семинар подойдет всем, кто интересуется здоровым образом жизни, осанкой и питанием.

Начало в 15.00.

Между лекциями кофебрейк. На лекциях можно задать все интересующие вопросы по теме. Бонус: если приведете ребенка на семинар, то мы сможем протестировать его осанку и дать рекомендации.

Стоимость участия 10.000.

Запись на семинар по телефону, телеграмм или какао по номеру 010-2132-90-26. Или в директ инстаграмм @_movesmart_

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Free screening of "Chocolate"

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 04:32
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024 - 19:00Location: Event Type: 

다이아몬드는 여자의 가장 친한 친구라고 하는데 사실은 초콜릿이에요!

달콤하고 씁쓸하고 단단하고 녹은 우유, 캐러멜, 핫칠리, 마시멜로… 기쁠 때, 슬플 때, 외로울 때, 친구들과 함께할 때. 항상 거기에 있습니다!

Lasse Hallström이 감독한 매력적인 Juliette Binoche, 카리스마 넘치는 Johnny Depp, 놀라운 Judi Dench, Alfred Molina 및 Lena Olin이 출연하는 초콜릿 만들기 기술을 기념하는 영화는 Chocolat만큼 강력합니다.

실제 미술 스튜디오와 커피숍이 있는 아늑한 환경에서 촐로컬트 무료 상영회에 참여해보세요! 나눠 먹을 초콜릿을 가져오세요)

부산글로벌도시재단이 후원합니다.

일시: 3월 22일 오후 7시

언어: 영어(한국어 자막)

어디에: 장난 꾸러기 뮤즈 스튜디오

송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

가격: 무료

They say that diamonds are the girls best friends, when in fact it’s chocolates!

Sweet and bitter, hard and melted, with milk, caramel, hot chili and marshmallows…when you feel happy, sad, lonely or with the friends. It’s always there!

No other movie celebrates the art of making chocolates and it’s power as good as Chocolat, with charming Juliette Binoche, charismatic Johnny Depp, amazing Judi Dench, Alfred Molina and Lena Olin directed by Lasse Hallström.

Come and join free screening of Cholocalt in a cozy environment of real art studio and coffee shop! Bring some chocolates to share)

Supported by @bfic_official

When: 22nd of March 7pm

Language: English with Korean subtitles

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Price: FREE

#getinspiredinbusan

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Movie night in art studio

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 04:29
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: 

 They say that diamonds are the girls best friends, when in fact it’s chocolates!

Sweet and bitter, hard and melted, with milk, caramel, hot chili and marshmallows…when you feel happy, sad, lonely or with the friends. It’s always there!

No other movie celebrates the art of making chocolates and it’s power as good as Chocolat, with charming Juliette Binoche, charismatic Johnny Depp, amazing Judi Dench, Alfred Molina and Lena Olin directed by Lasse Hallström.

Come and join free screening of Cholocalt in a cozy environment of real art studio and coffee shop! Bring some chocolates to share)

Supported by @bfic_official

When: 22nd of March 7pm

Language: English with Korean subtitles

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Price: FREE

#getinspiredinbusan

다이아몬드는 여자의 가장 친한 친구라고 하는데 사실은 초콜릿이에요!

달콤하고 씁쓸하고 단단하고 녹은 우유, 캐러멜, 핫칠리, 마시멜로… 기쁠 때, 슬플 때, 외로울 때, 친구들과 함께할 때. 항상 거기에 있습니다!

Lasse Hallström이 감독한 매력적인 Juliette Binoche, 카리스마 넘치는 Johnny Depp, 놀라운 Judi Dench, Alfred Molina 및 Lena Olin이 출연하는 초콜릿 만들기 기술을 기념하는 영화는 Chocolat만큼 강력합니다.

실제 미술 스튜디오와 커피숍이 있는 아늑한 환경에서 촐로컬트 무료 상영회에 참여해보세요! 나눠 먹을 초콜릿을 가져오세요)

부산글로벌도시재단이 후원합니다.

일시: 3월 22일 오후 7시

언어: 영어(한국어 자막)

어디에: 장난 꾸러기 뮤즈 스튜디오

송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

가격: 무료

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Moran – The Peony: 모란

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-21 03:44
A Peonies Painting at Anyangam Hermitage on the Tongdosa Temple Grounds in Yangsan, Gyeongsangnam-do. Introduction

Next to the lotus flower, arguably the second most popular flower you’ll find at a Korean Buddhist temple is the peony, which is known as “moran – 모란” in Korean. The peony represents loyalty, prosperity, beauty, good fortune, and wealth. Additionally, while the lotus flower is symbolic of spiritual growth within Buddhism, the peony is associated with religious nobility and dignity.

In addition to peonies appearing alone at Korean Buddhist temples, they can also be joined by other flowers like the rose. If a peony and a rose appear together in a Buddhist painting, this is meant to symbolize wealth, honour, and a long spring. However, if a peony appears alongside a stone or a peach, this combination is meant to symbolize a wish for a long spring.

As for their appearance, they are typically painted from the side or above. This is meant to display a sense of abundance and fullness. This is emphasized through their overflowing petals.

Jukjangsa Temple in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do Naesosa Temple in Buan, Jeollabuk-do Daewonsa Temple in Boseong, Jeollanam-do The Ggotsalmun – Floral Latticework Doors

As for where you’re most likely to find peonies at a Korean Buddhist temple, the most obvious is the floral latticework, known as “Ggotsalmun – 꽃살문” in Korean, adorning the front of temple shrine halls in Korea. This style of latticework is known as the “Upright Diagonal Floral Grid” in English. This style of latticework is a mixture of floral and geometric designs. There are three potential styles of latticework that adorn the exterior of a temple shrine hall, but this is the most popular kind. Typically, you’ll find lotus flowers, peonies, sunflowers, and chrysanthemums comprising the flowers that might appear in these lattices. These flowers can appear in a variety of ways including the abstract. Typically, these flowers are wood and are painted in vibrant colors. They usually have four or six petals with six being the most common design. And the reason for these floral designs, including peonies, adorning the front of temple shrine halls is that they are meant to pay respect and reverence to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas housed inside the perspective shrine halls.

A butterfly and peonies painting from inside the Yaksa-jeon Hall at Gwanryongsa Temple in Changnyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Queen Seondeok of Silla and Peonies

As to the historical context of the peony in Korean society, and Buddhism in particular, there are a couple of interesting tales.

During the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 A.D.), peonies were held in high regard. In fact, they were held in higher regard than lotus flowers, especially with the general public. The reason that peonies were so popular during the Tang Dynasty is that they were associated with prosperity and good luck. That’s why they earned the nickname at this time as the “king of flowers.”

This interpretation of the symbolism behind the peony was similar in Korea to that found in China. In fact, in the “Samguk Yusa,” or “Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms” in English, there’s a story about the peony and Queen Seondeok of Silla (r. 632-647 A.D.). This is that story:

“The twenty-seventh sovereign of Sill was Queen Deokman (posthumous title Seondeok, 632-647 A.D.). She was the daughter of King Jinpyheong (579–632 A.D.) and ascended the throne in the sixth year (Imjin) of Emperor Taizong of Tang. During her reign, she made three remarkable prophecies.

“First, the Emperor Taizong of Tang (r. 626-649 A.D.) sent her a gift of three handfuls of peony seeds with a picture of the flowers in red, white, and purple. The Queen looked at the picture for awhile and said, ‘The flowers will have no fragrance.’ The peonies were planted in the palace garden, and sure enough they had no odour from the time they bloomed until they faded…

“During her lifetime the courtiers asked the Queen how she had been able to make these prophecies. She replied: ‘In the picture there were flowers but no butterflies, an indication that peonies have no smell. The Tang Emperor teased me about having no husband.”

The “Stone Brick Pagoda of Bunhwangsa Temple” in Gyeongju.

What is noteworthy about this story is how Queen Seondeok of Silla felt slighted by the absence of butterflies in the painting. The absence of butterflies was thought to symbolize the queen and the beautiful, yet scentless, flower. As a response, or at least according to a legend, it’s believed that Queen Seondeok of Silla founded Bunhwangsa Temple, which means “Fragrance of the Emperor Temple” in English. And Bunhwangsa Temple is home to the “Stone Brick Pagoda of Bunhwangsa Temple.” During a renovation on the pagoda, a stone reliquary was discovered inside the pagoda. And found inside this reliquary were pieces of green glass, beads, scissors, and gold and silver needles. It’s believed by some that Queen Seondeok of Silla placed these feminine items inside the brick pagoda as a response to Emperor Taizong of Tang and his peony painting.

However, it should be noted that there is some debate about the emperor’s intentions behind omitting butterflies in the peony painting. Some have argued that the absence of the butterflies was caused by the similarity found in the sound of the Chinese character for “butterflies” and the Chinese character referring to elderly people in their seventies and eighties. If this premise holds true, the presence of butterflies in the peony painting would suggest a wish for the recipient’s prosperity only after reaching their seventies and/or eighties. Nonetheless, it seems improbable that the people of Silla, including the monk Ilyeon (1206 – 1289), who wrote the “Samguk Yusa” much later during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), were ignorant of such a symbolic tradition. As a result, Queen Seondeok of Silla’s interpretation of the absence of butterflies in the peony painting seems reasonable.

Queen Seondeok of Silla would be instrumental in the founding of several other prominent temples in Korea including the completion of Hwangnyongsa Temple, Sangwonsa Temple, Tongdosa Temple, Woljeongsa Temple, and Magoksa Temple. Perhaps this slight inspired her to create some of Korea’s most famous temples.

Seol Chong (650-730 A.D.). (Picture courtesy of Wikipedia). Seol Chong and “The Warnings of the Flower King”

Additionally, Seol Chong (650-730 A.D.), who was the son of Wonhyo-daesa (617-686 A.D.), and a leading scholar of Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.), used the well-known symbolism of the peony in his work “The Warnings of the Flower King – 화왕계/花王戒.” In this story, the king is associated with the peony, while the antagonist in the story is represented by the rose. The story is a parable that was written for King Sinmun of Silla (r. 681–691). This parable, which is a criticism of monarchs valuing personal pleasure over righteous rule, is repeated/paraphrased in the “Samguk Sagi,” or “History of the Three Kingdoms” in English.

Specifically, the “Samguk Sagi” tells of how the peony, the king of flowers, is faced with choosing between the rose and the Pulsatilla flower for his vassal. The rose flaunts her beauty and seductiveness to appeal to the peony king, while the modest-looking Pulsatilla flower promises her undying loyalty. Enchanted by the roses’ beauty, the king leans toward choosing the rose, which makes the Pulsatilla flower lament how rare it is for a king to befriend honest and loyal people. Instead of making friends with these types of people, the king would prefer treacherous individuals. Hearing this, the peony king admits to being foolish and making a foolish mistake in choosing the rose over the Pulsatilla flower. As a result, the peony king ultimately chooses the Pulsatilla flower for his loyal official over that of the rose.

Two more peonies paintings from inside the Yaksa-jeon Hall at Gwanryongsa Temple. Peonies adorning the floral latticework at Yongdeoksa Temple in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.

Moved by Seol Chong’s beautiful writing and wise words, King Sinmun of Silla ordered that the story be included in historical records to serve as a lesson for the future rulers of Silla. The story would also win Seol’s friendship with the king. Seol would attain high governmental positions, while also leading the study of Silla’s culture and heritage. Seol would go on to write a countless amount of works on the two main belief systems in Silla: Confucianism and Buddhism.

Conclusion

The symbolism of peonies have a long history in Korean culture and Korean Buddhism. They appear in both the “Samguk Yusa” and the “Samguk Sagi” as tales of loyalty and betrayal. These tales would help found famed temples, while also tempering the rule of future royalty and Silla society. Not only is the peony beautiful, but it’s also represents prosperity, beauty, good fortune, and loyalty in both Korean culture and Korean Buddhism. So the next time you’re at a Korean Buddhist temple, have a look around for this beautiful flower.

The floral ceiling from inside the Palsang-jeon Hall at Beomeosa Temple in Busan. Can you spot the peonies?—

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Live Rock Music: 롱타임노쉿 & Barbie Dolls @ HQ Gwangan

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-03-20 01:23
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 22:00Location: Event Type: 

This Saturday, March 23rd, we've got an absolutely killer night of rock and roll featuring a hyped band from Seoul making their Busan debut and one of our favorite local bands--and it's CHEAP, so you can save your money for something special! Here's the lineup:

LONG TIME NO SHIT (Seoul)

LTNS are a long-running Seoul alternative/punk band on the fabulous label World Domination Inc. To say this band has a lot of energy on stage doesn’t do them justice. They play an absolutely infectious type of punk rock that sounds like Jeff Rosenstock and Green Flame Boys spent a summer listening to lots of Weezer. It’s wild and melodic, and the live performances only make it better. This is their first time coming down to Busan, so let's give'em a proper welcome!

https://longtimenoshit.bandcamp.com/
https://www.instagram.com/longtimenoshit/

BARBIE DOLLS (Busan)

Barbie Dolls are three guys who can stomp their way through a garage rock anthem and melt heads and hearts in the process. They might hold the title as the band that has played HQ the most times, but it's been a while so I'm sure they've got new tricks up their sleeves.

https://babodools.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/babodools/

This show is ONLY 5000 Won, and we're giving you a free Lemon Drop shot with that cover. 100% of the money goes to the bands performing! Bar is open at 7:00, and the music will start at 10:00 sharp! 

https://www.facebook.com/events/287750384193102

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무조건 – One Word. Several Meanings. | Korean FAQ

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-03-18 14:28

무조건 means "unconditionally," but can be used in several different situations and translates in a variety of ways. In this video (which was suggested by one of my supporters) I cover all of the most essential uses of the word 무조건.

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Inside Korea's Doctor Strike: Exclusive Interviews with Frontline Doctors

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-03-18 11:17

Uncover the truth behind Korea's doctor strike through exclusive interviews with three medical professionals directly involved. Get a closer look at the personal stories, challenges, and perspectives that are shaping this critical moment in Korea's healthcare system.

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Deoksansa Temple (Naewonsa Temple) – 덕산사 (Sancheong, Gyeongsangnam-do)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-03-17 23:47
The “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site” at Deoksansa Temple (formerly Naewonsa Temple) in Sancheong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Temple History

Deoksansa Temple, which was formerly known as Naewonsa Temple, is located in the eastern part of Jirisan National Park in Sancheong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Deoksansa Temple was first established in 657 A.D. purportedly by the famed monk Wonhyo-daesa (617-686 A.D.).

The temple was later reconstructed by Muyeom-guksa (801-888 A.D.) during the ninth century. It was at this time that the temple was quite popular thanks in large part to Muyeom-guksa’s influence and reputation. It was at this time that the temple was originally known as Deoksansa Temple only to be changed to Naewonsa Temple during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Naewonsa Temple means “Inner House Temple” in English. During the Confucian-oriented policies of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), and like so many other Buddhist temples at this time, the temple fell into disrepair. The temple would completely be destroyed during the Imjin War (1592-98). The temple would partially be repaired only to be further damaged during the Korean War (1950-53). Then in 1959, and under the guidance of the monk Wongyeong, the temple was re-established in its present incarnation.

Up until March 26th, 2021, the temple was most recently known as Naewonsa Temple; however, after a roof tile was discovered with the name Deoksansa Temple on it during an excavation, the name reverted back to its original name. In English, Deoksansa Temple means “Virtue Mountain Temple.”

Deoksansa Temple is home to one Korean Treasure, it’s the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Deoksansa Temple,” which is Korean Treasure #1113. The temple is also home to National Treasure #233-1, which is the “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site.”

Temple Layout

Deoksansa Temple is located up a long valley. And next to the temple grounds flows a beautiful stream. As you first enter the main temple courtyard, you’ll immediately notice to your left a collection of buildings that include the administrative office. And to your right, you’ll notice the monks’ dorms.

Straight ahead, on the other hand, and under a rounded mountain top, are a set of three shrine halls. Out in front of these three shrine halls is the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Deoksansa Temple.” It’s believed that the pagoda dates back to the latter years of the Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.). The pagoda consists of a two-story platform on which a three-story body stands. The carvings that adorn the pagoda are pillars. They are clearly seen on the platform and pagoda body. However, these carvings were serious damaged by fire. The body stones are thin and flat. And each of the edges of the eaves stretch upwards. The finial of the pagoda no longer exists, and the body of the pagoda has been damaged in places. During the 1950s, the pagoda received damage caused by treasure hunters. More recently, and fortunately for us, the pagoda has been restored to its past form by the monk Hong Jinsik.

Standing behind the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Deoksansa Temple” is the diminutive Daeung-jeon Hall. The exterior walls are adorned with a collection of fading Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals), as well as other Buddhist-related murals. As for the interior of the compact main hall, you’ll find a triad of statues on the main altar centred by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). This image is flanked on either side by images of Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) and Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power). To the left of the main altar is a vibrant mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). What’s interesting about this mural are the various scenes from the Underworld at the base of the mural. To the right of the main altar, on the other hand, is a new Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

To the left of the Daeung-jeon Hall is the newest of the three shrine halls. The exterior walls are adorned in simple dancheong colours and patterns. As for the interior, you’ll find the stunning “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site,” which is National Treasure #233-1. The statue depicts Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy), and it’s made of granite. In total, the statue and base measure 2.11 metres in height with just the statue alone standing 1.08 metres in height. A reliquary was discovered inside the statue that had an inscription on it. In total, there were 136 Chinese characters written over 15 lines. The inscription indicated that the statue was made in 766 A.D. This makes the statue the oldest in Korea with the Wisdom Fist mudra (ritualized hand gesture). This mudra has the right index finger placed inside the left hand. This is the most distinguishing feature of Birojana-bul. Originally, this statue was located at a temple site on Mt. Jirisan. Later, two brothers from Seongnam-ri Village took the statue to their house. Eventually, it was given to Naewonsa Temple (now Deoksansa Temple) in 1959.

As for the design of the “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site,” it has a large protruding part to its head, which symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom. There are also three creases under its neck. These are meant to symbolize the “three destinies” of affliction, actions, and suffering. The robe falls over both of its shoulders, and its folds are carved with surprising detail, especially when you consider the statue’s age. Situated behind the statue is what remains of the mandorla. Overall, the statue is beautifully designed and well-balanced.

The third, and final, shrine hall that visitors can explore at Deoksansa Temple is the Samseong-gak Hall, which is located to the right of the Daeung-jeon Hall. According to the ever knowledgeable Prof. David Mason, the Samseong-gak Hall used to be divided into three separate rooms with each shaman deity occupying a room with its own signboard over its respective entrance. However, in 2007, these walls were taken down for a more open style to the shaman shrine hall.

When you first enter the Samseong-gak Hall, you’ll be greeted by an older-looking mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars). Of particular interest is the central image of Jeseok-bul (Indra) that has a manja symbol on its chest. Sitting in the centre of the main altar is a stone statue dedicated to Cheonwang-bosal, who is better known as Cheonwang-bong Seongmo-halmae. To the right of this stone statue is a bronze statue of Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). Next to the bronze Gwanseeum-bosal is a vibrant painting of Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). And next to this painting is a folkish mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). The final painting inside the Samseong-gak Hall is dedicated to Yongwang (The Dragon King), which hangs on the far right wall. The interior of this shaman shrine hall is both striking and highly original.

How To Get There

From the Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to catch a bus that reads, “Daewonsa Hang,” on it, which means “Towards Daewonsa” in English. This bus comes every 40 minutes. From this bus, you’ll need to get off at “Daepo.” From the Jinju Intercity Bus Terminal to Daepo, it takes about an hour. And from Daepo to Deoksansa Temple, you’ll need to walk about 2.6 km to get to the temple. There are signs along the way that should guide you the rest of the way.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

Overall, Deoksansa Temple, which was formerly known as Naewonsa Temple, has a quaint and intimate feel to it. In addition to the beautiful Jirisan National part that surrounds the temple, you’ll also find the “Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Deoksansa Temple” and the “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site,” which is the oldest of its kind in Korea. That’s probably the reason it was recently named as a National Treasure. In addition to these rather obvious highlights, you can also enjoy all the shamanic artwork inside the Samseong-gak Hall, as well as the interior of the Daeung-jeon Hall. While not as obvious as other temples in Jirisan National Park like Ssanggyesa Temple or Hwaeomsa Temple, Deoksansa Temple is definitely worth a visit to the eastern regions of the park.

The stream next to Deoksansa Temple. The three shrine halls at Deoksansa Temple. The “Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Deoksansa Temple.” One of the Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals) that adorns the exterior of the Daeung-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. An up-close of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). The mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) to the left of the main altar. The Samseong-gak Hall at Deoksansa Temple. The main altar inside the shaman shrine hall. The older mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars) inside the Samseong-gak Hall. The stone statue of Cheonwang-bosal inside the shaman shrine hall. Joined by this vibrant painting dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). The folkish mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) inside the Samseong-gak Hall, as well. And this painting dedicated to Yongwang (The Dragon King). A look at the “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site” housed to the left of the Daeung-jeon Hall. The “Stone Seated Vairocana Buddha from Seongnamamsa Temple Site” from a different angle. And an up-close of the historic statue dedicated to Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy), which also just so happens to be the oldest of its kind in Korea.—

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Live Irish Music @ Basement PNU

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-03-15 02:08
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Even though the ownership has changed, Busan's longest-running St. Patrick's Day party will continue this Friday, March 15th at Basement in PNU! We're gonna do our best to make it the best party in town like it's always been, so here's what's on tap:

We'll be open at 7:00, and to start things off we'll have the best playlist of Irish music--traditional favorites and modern hits--going before live music starts.

At 10:00 sharp, we'll have a full set of rowdy Irish rock and roll from The Sons of Finn! They've got a brand new lineup of players led by the always charming Steve Marsh, backed up by the city's finest garage band, Barbie Dolls! 

And then after that, we'll just keep the party going all the way into the wee hours with a ton of specials to justify the next morning's hangover:

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All this for NO COVER as well!!! That's right--an absolutely free night with the best band in town! Hope to see you out at the bar! Sláinte, friends!

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My Korean language exchange was a TOTAL DISASTER!

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-03-14 14:36

I tried out a new language exchange app to meet some native Korean speakers, and here's what happened.

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