Iksan Temples

On the morning of June 20th I visited four temples. Pictures taken at two of them are displayed below. Enjoy!

Riding in Cars with Monks

I only intended to sit and have tea with a former student who happens to be a monk. She was my student in Gyeongsan but has recently relocated to the city where I reside these days, Iksan. She could not meet with me so one of her fellow  monks offered to entertain me during my…

Buddha Like Me

I had always believed that Buddha was a large fat bald smiling man whose stomach Chinese people rubbed for good luck. I would see statues of this man often in Chinese restaurants. It wasn’t until 2012 that I realized this man was not Buddha, but actually a famous monk — Hotei. Back in 2012 I…