Guest: Prof. David Mason 

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This week we conclude with the fall of Buddhism and its eventual return. So many stories here!

  • The mysterious founding of what became Seoul and how Wangsimni got its name
  • Master Muhak’s prediction about the length of the Joseon Dynasty
  • Buddhism’s fall
  • What the suppression of Buddhism meant for Joseon and the future of Korea
  • A folktale about Master Muhak
  • The elimination of Buddhist nuns
  • How Buddhism recovered, the opening of Jogyesa in downtown Seoul

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