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Temple in Seoul (Autumn)

Visted Seoul in Autumn (end Oct ) and was pleasantly surprised by the many Chrysanthemum displays at the Buddhist temples.

The creative display attracted many visitors to the temples and the atmosphere was vibrant and lively. My most memorable piece was a tree made of Chrysanthemum!

However, the inner sanctum of the temple’s prayer hall remains dignify and quiet. Devotees were meditating and reciting sutra quietly.

My most memorable sight was witnessing devotees showing extreme respect to a Buddha Sculpture that appears cartoonish to me. It taught me not to be sooooo judgemental there and then. Thank you, my fellow Korean Buddhist brothers and sisters.

So if you ever visit Seoul in Autumn, do keep a look out for Chrysanthemum displays.

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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