Continuing Education for Monks and Nuns

I recently returned from a new(ish) continuing education program that’s been instituted within the Jogye Order. They’re now offering nearly fifty 3 day classes throughout the year, covering topics from managing temples to social welfare projects to counseling skills. Everyone’s now required to take one class a year, but I’ve taken two so far, and that seems to be the norm. This is quite a nice step up for the Jogye Order, where these kinds of skills tended to be learned or passed along in a fairly haphazard fashion.

This was the room where apparently they teach tea ceremonies. I think I might know a few people who’d love to play with some of those tea sets!

This was all done at a new training center set up near Ma-gok Temple, in South Chung Chong Province. And by “near,” I mean a five minute walk!

This pine tree really was this vivid. I haven’t adjusted the color at all.

3 thoughts on “Continuing Education for Monks and Nuns”

  1. “I think I might know a few people who’d love to play with some of those tea sets!”

    I think I might know who at least one of those people are! LOL

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