For First Time Since War, South Korean Buddhist Monk to Live in North Korean Temple

November 10, 2004


On November 10, 2004 reported, "For the first time since the Korean War, a South Korean Buddhist monk will travel to North Korea to live in a temple. The Chogye Order, the largest Buddhist denomination in the South, announced a few days ago that Venerable Jejeong will stay at Singyesa, a Buddhist temple on Mount Kumgang that is under renovation, until 2007. The original building was destroyed during the Korean War (1950-53)."