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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Korean Culture | 2 comments

My latest article for Yonhap: Center takes American approach to Korean Buddhism

My latest article for Yonhap: Center takes American approach to Korean Buddhism

Yonhap’s publication of the article titled Center takes American approach to Korean Buddhism during the celebration of Buddha’s birthday seems very apropos despite the passage of time. 

I interviewed Empty Gate Zen‘s resident abbot Jason Quinn back in August of 2011 to learn more about this Korean Buddhist center planted in Berkeley, CA near one of California’s most famous universities, known for its openness to new ideas, both in politics and religion.

Since the original interview last summer, Quinn has now transferred from Empty Gate to the Kwan Um School of Korean Buddhism headquarters in Providence, RI.

2 Comments

  1. Why is it &quot;appropos?&quot;<br /><br />Also, you really need to work on your ledes:<br /><br />&quot;With more than 80 Buddhist centers ringing California&#39;s San Francisco Bay, the area is hardly bereft of such belief. But two stand out among them, specializing in what has remained in Korea a less dominant sect: Korean Seon (Zen) Buddhism. One of the centers also stands out for its

  2. Nice to see that you read the article but if you really had the courage of your convictions, you wouldn&#39;t hide behind &quot;anonymous&quot; as your moniker.

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