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Master monk going to pray on Buddha's birthday
I met Master Ui-Yeon on a visit to Baekyangsa Temple in Jeollabuk-do Korea on Buddha's Birthday. He opened his home
to us, made us coffee and tea, and served rice cakes and fruit. We laughed together
as we tried to communicate through our limited Korean and his limited English. This kind, wise, man spent his day showing us around, sharing meals with us, teaching us about his Buddhist philosophy, and even taking selfies. It was a beautiful day spent with a beautiful soul.
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||Oct. 9, 2017, 4:49 p.m.