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Bojeru - Lecture Hall

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Photo 2001 Kerk Phillips

The lecture hall is the largest building in the temple complex.  It was built originally in 1699, but underwent major reconstruction in 1813 and 1827.   Originally this hall was used for instruction of monks, but it is now largely used for lay services which are held here three times each day.

This building is also designated as the Geumganggyedan or "The Diamond Teaching Altar", but I am not sure exactly what that means.

For a picture of this building taken in 1904 follow this link.

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The Bojeru used to be used primarily for instruction and meetings of monks.  Currently, however, it is used mostly for lay services.

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On the north side of this hall there is a series of paintings known as the Ten Bulls.  For an explanation of the meaning of each picture, try this link at John Malcomson's site.

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