2023 Korea Buddhist Culture Tour | 30.08 – 02.09.2023
YBAM was invited to attend the International Buddhist Youth Exchange (IBYE) 2023 held in Korea and visited the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism during the event. YBAM were hosted by Ven. Do-Sim (Head of the Office of Social Affairs, Jogye Order of Korea Buddhism), Lee Mi Ran and Taehoon Yun (International Affairs Team). The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism is the largest religious order in Korea, boasting thousands of followers. The order emphasizes systematic religious education and regularly holds Dharma assemblies and various events in major temples nationwide, encouraging both monastics and lay followers to actively participate. The Jogye Order also organizes traditional temple stay programs and promotes Buddhist culture through the Lantern Lighting Festival, which has become a renowned cultural celebration in Korea.
The youth of YBAM also had a chance to experience scripture copying and bead stringing at the Temple Stay Information Center.