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December 7th, 2015, 7:26 am #21











Boeun-Beopjusa Palsangjeon
Palsangjeon (Hall of Eight Pictures) is located at Beopjusa (Buddhist temple) originally built in 553, rebuilt beginning in 1605 being completed in 1626, and renovated again in 1968.

Palsangjeon is a five story wooden pagoda with the four interior walls having paintings depicting the life of Buddha. Palsangjeon is National Treasure of Korea #55.

Beopjusa (Beopju Temple)

Beopjusa which is located on the south western slopes of Mt. Songnisan which is about 2 hours away from Choenan by bus.

The temple was founded by the great monk Uishinjosa (의신조사) in 553 during the Silla Kingdom.
Although the magnificent temple is dedicated to the worship of the Maitreya Buddha, it was built with the hope that ancient Korea’s Three Kingdoms would be reunified.

Sadly, Some 14 centuries later millions are still hoping for a unified Korean peninsula.





















The astoundingly beautiful temple of Beopjusa is located on Mount Songni, one of Koreas most incredible sites. Peaceful, lush green landscapes of Songnisan National Park is made up of quietly profound mountains. It attract countless mountaineers and tourists for relaxation and healing amidst nature.

Literally the name means a temple where the Buddhas teaching resides Beopju (in the mountain which renounces the secular world) and Songni (the lofty mountain embraces everything in its bosom) The humble, but pristine and gorgeous temple welcomes everyone with its wide-open doors. Founded in 553 CE, the ancient space cherishes innumerable cultural treasures, which will give you access to the essence of both Buddhist and Korean traditional culture, bringing both local and foreign visitors together.

Beopjusa is especially well-known for its vast amount of cultural properties. The temples highlights include Geumdongmireukdaebul (gilded bronze Buddha statue 33 meters or over 100 feet high), Palsangjeon (five-story wooden pagoda), Daeungbojeon (considered one of Korea’s three major Buddhist halls), Ssangsajaseokdeung (twin-lion stone lamp), Lotus-Shaped Stone Fountain and Palsangjeon Hall.

Beopjusa Temple represents Mt. Songnisan, containing within it 1,500 years of history and a matching list of numerous National Treasures and Monuments. You can truly experience the Buddhist culture reflected in these artifacts.

The famous golden Buddha statue lifts over 100 feet or 33 meter into the heavens. It weighs over 160 tons, is coated with about 80 kgs of pure gold glittering in the sunlight and is considered the biggest in the world among its kind. It is truly a wonder.

In modern years, Beopjusa has taken a leading role in providing a systematically structured Temple Stay program to meet the needs of modern Buddhists in and out of Korean peninsula. Organized by a successful, retired ibanker turned welcoming zen host, the well-organized Temple Stay program is a great way to experience the traditional Korean Buddhism even for those who are new to the culture.

Regardless of one’s religion, Temple Stay is a program where one can stay in a traditional Buddhist temple to experience the spiritual culture and practice of Buddhism. It is open to everyone who wants to get away from their busy and complicated life, Buddhist or not, to be part of nature and turn inwards to introspect. The program includes early morning chant with the monks beneath the moonlight and stars, zen mediation, meditation in the mountains and tea ceremony with the monks and nuns. The doors of Beopjusa will always remain open for the seekers of the true happiness.

Enjoy the Scent of One Thousand and Five Hundred Years of History in the lush mountains.

Temple Stay Office for Reservation :

Location: Songnisan-myeon, Boeun-gun, Chungbuk, Korea
Hours of Operation: 09:00 -17:00 Korean time [Open all year round ]
Inquiries:
Phone: +82-43-544-5656 (Korean, English)
Email: beopjusa@gmail.com (Korean, English)
http://beopjusa.org/eng/main.phpmenukey=23
https://twitter.com/beopjusa
http://www.facebook.com/beopjusatemple1
Relaxing templestay - All year round Beopjusa is located on a beautiful mountain. The temple stay house of Beopjusa is located on the way to Moonjangdae Mountain, which is the highest of the surrounding mountains. This is great news for hikers and lovers of scenery. If you don't like climbing, you may walk the path alongside a stream and you will see the real beauty of the mountain by walking around this forest trail. You will have a unique opportunity to experience Korean Buddhism, its lifestyle, rituals and spirituality. You will also have free time to find your true self. The Special Program includes: - 108 Prostrations - Meditation - Tea-ceremony Time Schedule : 1st Day 14:00 Check-in Upon arrival Orientation to familiarize with basic temple rules 17:30 Dinner 18:30 Buddhist Ceremonial drumming and bell striking Buddhist Ceremonial Service called Ye-bool 2nd Day 03:00 Wake up 03:30 Buddhist Ceremonial Service Ye-bool 06:30 Breakfast 11:40 Lunch 12:00 Check-out It would be much appreciated if you keep the below guidelines. -Please attend both Buddhism ceremonies -Don't be late for the meal scheduled -Please keep silent -Please do not visit any of the monks' rooms at night or any other time -Clean your room on your last day -Please do not carry any luggage bags on wheels -Please do not wear sleeveless shirts, sandals or slippers -Wear socks during the Buddhist Ceremonial Services What to bring: -Running-shoes or hiking boots (no slippers) -Socks -A towel -Toothbrush -Personal water bottle -Warm cloths Long sleeves, a sweater, underwear pants, etc. -Jacket (for early morning and night) o We will provide a uniform (vest and pants) Participant Fee for one night two days : 70,000 won for each *** We don’t accept a credit card and you can remit the participant fee to our account or pay in cash upon arrival. Address: 405, beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-myen Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do 405, 법주사로, 속리산면 보은군, 충청북도 Telephone: +82-43-544-5656 How to get to Beopjusa Temple Some terms to help: 1. Songnisan (속리산) - the name of the bus terminal to which you want to go 2. Mt. Songni (속리산) - the name of the mountain upon which the temple is located 3. Beopjusa Temple (법주사) - the name of the temple Bus Directions: For those departing from Seoul, please go to the nearest terminal out of Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Gangbyeon station, Seoul Metro Line #2), Express Bus Terminal (Line #3) or Nambu Bus Terminal (Line #3) by subway. Take a bus of which the final destination is Songnisan (속리산) Terminal. Even though they call the bus a direct route, there will be short stops at Cheongju(청주) or Boen (보은) for a rest room or having more passengers on way to Songnisan. Please don't get off until you reach the last destination of Songnisan (속리산). Seoul Gangnam Central Bus Terminal (Seoul Metro Line #3, Express Bus Terminal) Highly recommend to take a bus at this terminal due to Delux Buses and shorter duration -Departure Time: 7AM, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 5:30PM -Fee: 16,500 WON -Duration: 3 Dong Seoul Bus Terminal (Seoul Metro Line#2 Green Line) Departure Time: 7:30AM, 8:30AM, 9:30AM, 12:35PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM -Fee: 16,900 WON -Duration: 3½ hours Seoul Nambu Bus Terminal -Departure Time: 1:00PM, 4:20PM, 8:00PM -Fee: 16,900 WON -Duration: 3½ hours Cheongju Bus Terminal There are many buses from Cheongju to Songnisan beginning at 6:50AM -Duration: about 2 hours -Fee: 8,600 WON Please Note: If you take the Cheongju (청주) route, your bus will make a brief pit-stop at the Boeun (보은) Bus Terminal. The bus driver and passengers may all get off here. Do not get off! Otherwise you will have to purchase another ticket for the next bus coming through Boeun to Songnisan!

Address : 405, beopjusa-ro, Sokrisan-mye Boeun-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
Tel : +82-43-544-5656 / Fax :
homepage : www.beopjusa.org
E-mail : beopjusa@gmail.com

Awesome photos and video clips of Beopjusa.

Million thanks of sharing, Nick. Great job!

The interior of the Beopjusa is quite different from GAME floors. Anyway, enjoyed the photos and clips.
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December 7th, 2015, 11:02 am #22

There were no other bidders at only $15 starting price. Absolutely stunned but very happy

So this forum will be the first to reveal it. When it arrives, I will scan it and post one story page each week and hopefully a poster can start translating the Japanese story text into English. There must be someone who posts on the forum who knows somebody who can help us out with the translation process. Post a page once a week because I don't want to throw the whole thing on somebody in one go for kindly helping us out. Treat it like a fun hobby project and each week more of the story is revealed.

Japanese Magazine "YOUNG IDOL NOW" Special Issue
BRUCE LEE in THE GAME OF DEATH (1974)

Lots of great color & b/w photos.

Poster is still attached and intact. A must for any BRUCE LEE collector!!

96 pages / Size(cm) 26 x 18 / 1974 issue / KEIBUN SHA

Condition : used ( EXCELLENT )

Payment By PayPal Only

Shipping

We will ship world wide. This is the item from Japan, will send it by EMS or SAL (Japan Post).



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December 7th, 2015, 11:53 am #23

Can't wait to see rare GAME info.
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Joined: July 16th, 2003, 11:43 am

December 7th, 2015, 12:37 pm #24

Early 20th Century



Beopjusa Temple was first established in 553 A.D. by the monk Uisin. The name of the temple means “The Place Where the Dharma Resides Temple,” in English. The reason that the temple was named Beopjusa Temple is that Uisin brought back a number of Indian sutras from his travels that he wanted to house at the temple.

During the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), Beopjusa Temple housed as many as 3,000 monks. At one point in the 1100’s, over 30,000 monks gathered at Beopjusa Temple to pray for the dying national priest, Uicheon. Beopjusa Temple remained an important part of Buddhism throughout Korea during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910); however, the temple shrank in size as state support for Buddhism nearly disappeared in Confucian led ideology at this point in Korean history. It’s believed that King Taejo, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, retired to a spot near Beopjusa Temple after tiring from all of his sons’ fighting. Like most other temples in Korea, Beopjusa Temple suffered from extensive damage at the hands of the invading Japanese during the Imjin War (1592-98). A majority of the buildings at the temple were restored in 1624, including the famed Palsang-jeon wooden pagoda.

The temple is beautifully located in Songnisan National Park in Boeun County, Chungcheongbuk-do. In the 1960s, the temple underwent extensive repairs and refurbishment. In 1988 the massive bronze statue of Mireuk-bul (The Future Buddha) that stands at 33 metres in height replaced the twenty year old cement statue that resided at the temple. Most recently, Beopjusa Temple participates in the highly popular Temple Stay Program that’s conducted in English. In total, the temple houses three national treasures and twelve additional treasures. Of the three national treasures, the five-story wooden pagoda is National Treasure #55.



Beopjusa in the 1960s



http://koreantemples.com/?p=10560
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December 7th, 2015, 2:35 pm #25

There were no other bidders at only $15 starting price. Absolutely stunned but very happy

So this forum will be the first to reveal it. When it arrives, I will scan it and post one story page each week and hopefully a poster can start translating the Japanese story text into English. There must be someone who posts on the forum who knows somebody who can help us out with the translation process. Post a page once a week because I don't want to throw the whole thing on somebody in one go for kindly helping us out. Treat it like a fun hobby project and each week more of the story is revealed.

Japanese Magazine "YOUNG IDOL NOW" Special Issue
BRUCE LEE in THE GAME OF DEATH (1974)

Lots of great color & b/w photos.

Poster is still attached and intact. A must for any BRUCE LEE collector!!

96 pages / Size(cm) 26 x 18 / 1974 issue / KEIBUN SHA

Condition : used ( EXCELLENT )

Payment By PayPal Only

Shipping

We will ship world wide. This is the item from Japan, will send it by EMS or SAL (Japan Post).


Agreed, Nick! Congrats and thanks so much! I've seen a couple more of the illustrations and they look awesome!
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LJF
Joined: December 6th, 2014, 3:05 am

December 7th, 2015, 6:03 pm #26

Oh Nick, you're real quick to get hold of this valuable stuff.

A big congratulations to you. :)
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December 12th, 2015, 4:54 pm #27

this is on the beopjusa page. I don't think any bus was going to go over it LOL so why has Bruce got a picture of it in his office in 1973.





Is the rope bridge in the script?

If so, I think it looks adventurous and exciting to have the scene there.
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December 12th, 2015, 5:16 pm #28

The rope bridge is on the wall in his office next to the pagoda and statue pics. Bruce's wrote ideas down all the time so until all the papers are brought together then we will have a better idea of what his final version could have been.
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December 13th, 2015, 1:01 am #29

Thanks Nick. Hopefully will have all the notes put together one day and see Bruce's final version.
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February 26th, 2016, 9:40 pm #30

this is on the beopjusa page. I don't think any bus was going to go over it LOL so why has Bruce got a picture of it in his office in 1973.





I've found it.

This is the Cloud Bridge at the Wolchulsan National Park. 7 1/2 hours from the Temple area. Here is video footage of it.
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