Momente din Seul 31. Templul Jogyesa si Muzeul Budhist Central / Seoul Moments 31. Jogyesa Temple and the Central Buddhist Museum

I wanted to visit this temple because this is the leading temple of the Korean Buddhist temples of the Jogye Order. All the details and explanations are from their brochure. Buddhism was introduced in Korea from Japan, via China. The … Continue reading

Momente din Seul 12. Templul Bongeunsa / Seoul Moments 12. Bongeunsa Temple

Buddhism has been introduced in Korea in 372. Blended with Shamanist  (the initial religion of the nation) and Japanese Zen elements, it created the Korean Buddhism. The Bongeunsa Temple has been erected in 794 by monk Yeonhue Sunim, during the … Continue reading

Povestiri din Rajahstan 10. Templul jain Bhandeswari, Bikaner

De la cenotafuri ne-am intors spre Bikaner, oprindu-ne sa vizitam templul jainist Bhandeswari. Stiind ca in Rajahstan voi vizita mai multe asemenea temple, m-am documentat inainte de plecare si, bineinteles, am vrut sa stiu ce este jainismul despre care nu … Continue reading

Konya, leaganul dervisilor rotitori

“Pari cum esti sau fii ceea ce pari” (Mevlana) Orasul Konya, prin care trecem in drum spre Cappadocia, a fost capitala statului Seljuk si era renumit pentru numarul mare de invatati si artisti care traiau aici. Facem o oprire, necesara, … Continue reading

Et in Cappadocia ego (1) – jurnal de Turcia

Visez la Cappadocia de decenii, de cand am vazut prima data un articol insotit de poze minunate intr-un numar din National Geographic Magazine (cel american). Apoi, au urmat filme documentare la Teleenciclopedia si, mult mai recent, pe National Geographic sau … Continue reading