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On October 23, Vietnamese Buddhists from Chuyen Tu Monastery had a meaningful pilgrimage at 3 famous ancient temples in Daegu city (Korea), including: Dong Hoa Temple (Donghwasa – 동화사) ), Dai Tinh Pagoda (Daeseongsa – 대성사), Dong Dai Temple (Dongdaesa – 동대사).

The trip was organized by Venerable Jung Dowoong – abbot of Minh Trang Pagoda (Cheongju City, Chungbuk Province, Korea) in order to connect the feelings between Vietnamese Buddhists and Korean Buddhists, and at the same time create opportunities for Buddhists. Vietnamese students living and working in Korea have the opportunity to visit the Buddha’s ceremony, listen to the introduction of Korean typical Buddhist architecture and culture, and recite the Bat Nha Sutra together.

The Apsan mountain area is home to a number of prominent temples and pagodas in Daegu city, including Dai Tinh Pagoda. This is the first destination on the pilgrimage of the whole group, and leaves many impressions by its beautiful architecture and rare tranquil atmosphere.

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Dai Tinh Pagoda belongs to the Thien Thai sect in the Korean Buddhist system, taking the principle of the Phap Hoa Sutra, specializing in studying and practicing. Here, Buddhists are dedicated to reciting the name of virtue Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

Especially in the main hall of the temple, besides the Buddha image being worshiped, there are also very unique and delicate paintings on the wall, especially pictures of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara with many different appearances.

In addition, the temple also has a Buddhist kindergarten, for Buddhists or parents who want to send their children to study in an environment that both teaches children to learn and nurtures moral compassion according to the foundation of Buddhism. .

Located in the same city of Daegu, Dong Hoa Pagoda is the second destination in the pilgrimage of Buddhists. Dong Hoa Pagoda is known as one of the Eight Great Songs of the Cao Khe sect, directly under Korean Buddhism.

The pagoda has more than 1500 years of history, built in 832 during the Shilla (Tilla) period, is a typical Medicine Master’s ashram. Therefore, the pagoda is famous for its 30m high stone sculpture of the Medicine Buddha. This is also the largest Medicine Master statue in Asia.

Vietnamese – Korean Buddhist delegation at Dong Dai pagoda.

The last stop is Dong Dai Pagoda. Dong Dai Pagoda also belongs to Thien Thai sect, has a spacious space, blends with nature. According to the sharing of Most Venerable Kim Dosan – abbot of the temple, tourists and Buddhists like to visit the temple most during the Buddha’s birthday season. At that time, lanterns with diverse colors and Buddhist symbols were strewn around the temple area, making everyone feel full of joy and respect for the Blessed One.

At each destination, the Buddhists were told by the Abbots about the unique cultural features of Korean Buddhism in particular and Buddhism in general.

At each destination, the Buddhists were told by the Abbots about the unique cultural features of Korean Buddhism in particular and Buddhism in general.

At the end of the pilgrimage, Korean and Vietnamese Buddhists are very happy, because they have been able to admire the temples and understand more about the unique culture and history of Korean Buddhism in particular. , adding faith in Buddhism in general.

Buddhist Lai Thi Thu (legal name Dieu Hong, native of Hai Phong) expressed: “I hope that myself as well as many other Vietnamese Buddhists working in Korea can often go to ancient spaces here to somewhat soothe and comfort their hearts, relying on the Three Jewels. while living away from home”.

Buddhists take souvenir photos with Most Venerable Jung Dowoong - abbot of Minh Trang Pagoda (Cheongju City, Chungbuk Province, Korea) - the organizer of the pilgrimage

Buddhists take souvenir photos with Most Venerable Jung Dowoong – abbot of Minh Trang Pagoda (Cheongju City, Chungbuk Province, Korea) – the organizer of the pilgrimage

According to Most Venerable Jung Dowong, Korea and Vietnam have many similarities in Buddhism. And in the era of cultural integration, the Buddhist culture between the two countries has also been enhanced to a new level.

“I hope to have many opportunities to exchange Buddhist culture with the Venerable Monks and Buddhists between Vietnam and Korea.” – said Venerable Jung Dowong.

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(Photo: Thien Chanh)

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