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What is Korean Buddhism  

I. Introduction

II. The History of Korean Buddhism.

--A. Early Day
----1. Shamanism
----2. Koguryo
----3. Paekje
----4. Karak
----5. Shilla
-------- a) Stories about the Arrival of Buddhism
-------- b) The Story of Ich'adon
-------- c) The Patronage of Buddhism by King Chinhung
-------- d) The Arts
-------- e) Political Organization
------------ i) Pungwoltto
------------ ii) Wonhwa
------------ iii) Hwarang
---- 6. Buddhist Culture of the Three Kingdoms
-------- a) Temples
-------- b) Pagodas
-------- c) Statues
---- 7. Masters Wonhyo & Uisang
--B. Buddhism from Unification until Today
---- 1. Unified Shilla Period (668-935)
---- 2. Koryo (935-1392)
---- 3. Choson (1392-1910)
---- 4. Modern Times: Renewal
--C. The History from Another Perspective
-------- a) The Period of Introduction
-------- b) The Period of Settlement
-------- c) The Period of Expansion
-------- d) The Period of Spreading Out
-------- e) The Period of Transfiguration
-------- f) The Period of Stagnation
-------- g) The Period of Taking a New Direction

III. Features of Korean Buddhism

--A. Characteristics
---- 1. Individuality
---- 2. Mental Foundation and Ideology
---- 3. Philosophical Reformation Movement
---- 4. Pursuit of Harmonization and Unification
--B. The Orders
---- 1. The Main Order: Chogye
---- 2. Other Orders

IV. Monastic Life

--A. Going Forth
---- 1. Background
---- 2. Renunciation and Study, Books & Binding.
---- 3. Full Ordination
---- 4. Bhikkunis
-------- a) The History of Korean Bhikkunis
------------ i) Introduction
------------ ii) The Buddha and the Bhikkuni Sangha
------------ iii) The Bhikkuni Sangha of the Three Kingdoms
-------------- (a) Koguryo
-------------- (b) Paekje
-------------- (c) Shilla
--------------- (i) The First Bhikkuni
--------------- (ii) The First Bhikkuni Sangha
---------------- (a) Bhikkuni Myobop
---------------- (b) Bhikkuni Popun
--------------- (iii) The Social Status of the Bhikkuni Sangha
--------------- (iv) Toyunarang, Head of the Bhikkuni Sangha
--------------- (v) The Word "Ani"
--------------- (vi) The Social Background
--------------- (vii) The Social Activities of the Bhikkunis
------------ iv) The Bhikkuni Sangha of United Shilla
------------ v) Koryo Period to the Modern Era
------------ vi) Conclusion
-------- b) Lifestyle of Bhikkunis Today
---- 5. Daily Life
-------- a) Morning
-------- Spoons & Chopsticks
-------- b) Midday
-------- c) Afternoon & Evening
-------- d) Meditation Life
-------- e) The Year
-------- Clothes to Suit the Climate
-------- f) Later Life
-------- The Four Friends: Brushes
-------- Ink, Ink-stones and Constancy
-------- Chamber pots, Hats and Vases
-------- g) Ceremonies
-------- Lotus Lanterns
-------- h) Lay Life

V. Visiting Temples

--A. Introduction
---- 1. Making a Pleasant Visit
---- 2. For Further Information
--B. The Temple Compound
---- 1. Outside the Compound
-------- a) Monuments
-------- b) Pudo
-------- c) The ThreeGates
---- 2. Inside the Compound
-------- a) Pagodas
-------- b) Stone Lanterns
-------- c) Buildings
------------ i) Bell Pavilion
------------ ii) The Main Hall
------------ iii) The Disciples' Hall
------------ iv) The Judgment Hall
------------ v) The Museum
------------ vi) Small Buildings
------------ x) Monks' Buildings
--C. Iconography
---- 1. Statues
-------- a) Guardians
-------- b) Buddhas & Bodhisattvas
------------ i) Buddhas
-------------- (a) Sakyamuni
-------------- (b) Vairocana Buddha
-------------- (c) Amitabha
-------------- (d) Bhaisagyaguru
-------------- (e) Maitreya
------------ ii) Bodhisattvas
-------------- (a) Avalokitesvara
-------------- (b) Kstitigarbha
------------ iii) Triads
---- 2. Paintings
-------- a) Guardian Painting
-------- b) Mountain God (Sanshin)
-------- c) Recluse (Toksong)
-------- d) Big Dipper(Chilsong)
-------- e) Oxherding Pictures
-------- f) Eight Scenes of the Life of the Buddha
--D. Conclusion

VI. The Main Temples of the Chogye Order

--A. The Three Jewels
---- 1. T'ongdo-sa.
---- 2. Haein-sa
---- 3. Songgwang-sa
--B. Other Famous Temples
---- 1. The Temple of Beautiful Gates: Pomo-sa
---- 2. A Temple of Emotions: Chondung-sa
---- 3. The Temple of Filial Piety: Yongju-sa
---- 4. A Temple Overlooking a River: Shilluk-sa
---- 5. The Home of Manjusri Bodhisattva: Woljong-sa
---- 6. The Temple of Compassion: Naksan-sa
---- 7. The Temple of Frequent Change: Shinhung-sa
---- 8. The Temple of the Two Pagodas Pulguk-sa; Sokkur-am
---- 9. The Soldier-monks' Temple: Chikji-sa
---- 10. A Treasure Trove of a Temple: Pusok-sa
---- 11. The Temple of the Future Buddha: Kumsan-sa
---- 12. The Temple Named After a Philosophy: Hwaom-sa
---- 13. Temple of the Life of the Buddha Hall: Popju-sa
---- 14. The Temple of the Ancient Main Hall: Sudok-sa
---- 15. A Bhikkuni Training Temple: Unmun-sa
---- 16. A Place for Concentrated Meditation: Soknam-sa
--C. Temples in Seoul
---- 1. The Center of the Largest Sect: Chogye-sa
---- 2. Chin-gwan-sa
---- 3. Hwagye-sa
---- 4. Kuryong-sa
---- 5. Ponguk-sa
---- 6. Pongun-sa
---- 7. Pulgwang-sa
---- 8. Pong-won-sa
---- 9. Taegak-sa
---- 10. Toson-sa

VII. Chants & Teachings

-- A. Chants
---- 1. The Heart Sutra
---- 2. Homage to the Buddhas
-- B. Teachings
---- 1. The Precepts
---- 2. Greedless Harmony
---- 3. Inspiring Yourself to Practice


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