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Birojeon - The Hall to Vairocana

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photo 2001  Kerk Phillips

This is the exterior of the Viarocana Hall.  It was built im 1721 and is located to the right of the main courtyard.  The roof of the Illo Incense Pavilion can be seen in the upper left of this photo.

For a photograph of this hall taken in 1904, follow this link.

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Inside the Hall

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photo 1996 John William Malcomson

This is the interior of the Viarocana Hall.  Vairocana or Birojana, in Korean, is the Cosmic Buddha and central to the Hwaeom Philosophy espoused by Pomosa's founder, Uisang.  His attendants are Munsu and Bohyeon, the same bodhisattvas that accompany Sakyamuni in the Main Hall.

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photo 2000 Kerk Phillips