Astus wrote:First time I've seen an ad on the Shambhala website that brought me to this page: http://www.jinje.us/Jinje.us/Home.html
Here we read: "Enlightened Seon (Zen) Master Jinje, the 79th Patriarch in the Korean lineage of the Buddha" And also: "The greatest living master of Ganhwa Seon (Korean Zen), he practices a distinctive questioning style of meditation that traces its roots back to the Buddha and remains virtually unknown in the US."
On his other website it's simply stated, "He is the spiritual leader of the Korean Buddhist."
His Wikipedia article plainly says: "Seon Master Jinje(1934~) is the greatest living master of Seon Buddhism secluded in Korea."
His bio on the Jogye Order's website says, "He is currently the spiritual patriarch (joshil) of Donghwasa Temple. He became a member of Jogye Order’s Council of Elders in 2003. He also received the prestigious designation of Great Master (Daejongsa) from the Jogye Order in 2004."
Is he really the leader of all Korean Buddhists? Is he the head of the Jogye Order? Neither of that seems accurate to me. Does he have an impressive campaign for his visit to the US? Sure he does. By the way, he is an elder teacher, so it is a programme worth visiting by anyone who can.
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