Oxford University to Publish Seon Master Seongcheol¡¯s Teachings |
Master Seongcheol¡¯s teachings have been translated under the title of ¡°Sermon of One Hundred Days Part One.¡± It is to be published on December 31, 2009. It received 20,000,000 won (US $16,368) funding from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism¡¯s Department for the Translation of Korean Literature. Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the
Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS) will publish the book through the well-known Equinox Publishing. The book is already on Amazon.com with the publish date on December 31, 2009. The book¡¯s content is from the 100 days of teachings during the summer retreat in 1967 at
An expert on Korean Buddhism, UCLA professor Robert Buswell said, ¡°Despite Korean Buddhism¡¯s long history, it has not been noticed by the world due to the lack of available literature to westerners.¡± He added that this would be an important text to introduce master Seongcheol to the foreign academic world.
The second volume is to be published at the end of 2011.