"Yeongsanjae" as a religious and political ritual, exercised by Buddhist monks in Korea

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja: "Yeongsanjae" as a religious and political ritual, exercised by Buddhist monks in Korea. In: Politics, feasts, festivals 4. pp. 159-170. (2014)

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“Yeongsanjae” is a form of Korean Buddhist culture in which philosophical and spiritual messages are expressed. Preserved chiefly by the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism, it is observed in temples throughout the country to assist all beings to enter the world of truth by worshipping the triple Gem (Buddha, Dharma and sangha). it also serves as a space for trans-fer of values and art forms and for meditation, training and enlightenment. However, there are hidden political voices among all participants, particularly monks who perform the ceremony due to their active interest in the nation’s historic wars, such as the Mongol and Japanese inva-sions in the 13th to 16th centuries. This paper underlines the significance of Yeongsanjae from the viewpoint of religious and political ritual in hopes of a Unified Korea.

Item Type: Book Section
Heading title: Politics and the transformation of rituals
Journal or Publication Title: Politics, feasts, festivals
Date: 2014
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-4825
ISBN: 978-963-306-254-8
Page Range: pp. 159-170
Series Name: A vallási kultúrakutatás könyvei
Language: English
Event Title: International Society for Ethnology and Folklore : Working group on the ritual year : annual conference (9.) (2013) (Szeged)
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/67606/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Állami ünnep - Korea, Buddhista ünnep - Korea
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 168. p. és a lábjegyzetekben ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
05. Social sciences > 05.06. Political science
Date Deposited: 2020. May. 20. 13:09
Last Modified: 2021. Nov. 24. 11:08
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/67097

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