There is a temple where the nuns are living and studying in Jirisan Mountain.
There are several Buddhist temples only for nuns in Korea. Among those temples for the nuns, Dae Won Sa temple is the one of the largest one.
By chance, one of my friend is working to help the nuns in this temple.
Interesting thing is my friend is Catholic.
And he had served in the Special forces in his young age.
His main mission is to protect the nuns and the temples against the unexpected situation.
In Korea, the conflict among the religion is not so serious as such as the other place.
Basically the spiritual basis seems not different in Korean people regardless of their current faith.
In my guess, there exists the basic spiritual common faith in Korean people which is seeking the happiness in this world.
Anyway my friend invited me to the temple where he was working.
I agreed with his suggestion.
The day I stopped by was a very cold, so it seemed every thing in the temple was freezing.
It was dark when I arrived at there, so I took a rest in his room in the temple.
I opened my eyes early in the morning, at 3 o’clock a.m.
The first ceremony was performed at 3 am in the temple.
Laying myself down in the room, I heard the songs, the striking tools and the praying.
Listening the ceremony in early morning was just like a dreaming.
At the morning, I walked around the temple.
And I took some photos of the temple.
In this post, I’d like to introduce the scenes what I saw at the entrance.
The old sarira stupa for the great nuns were built along the road to the temple.
Whenever looking at the old sarira stupa, it made my mind calm as always.