In the Midst of the Century of Googling, Regaining Your Power of Contemplation
322pp｜225 x 152mm｜March 2015
The author, Ven. Beopin, is known as an extensive reader, warm critic, and intellectual monk in Korea. He discusses how to regain our active reasoning and capacity for contemplation, breaking away from the rigid and limited way of thinking resulting from our habitual “googling” in today’s society. He provides genuine answers to questions about how to think and how to live life.
* In our life his words are just like ballast water to a ship that helps to keep its balance. While the content is serious, his words are heartwarming.
- by Wonghyun PARK, the author of the bestselling book, Book is an Ax
The Jogye Order’s new initiative, “Renunciation School for Young Lay Buddhists,” was initially proposed by Ven. Beopin. He offered a similar program for the young named “30-day-long Practice in Buddhist Hermitage” in his own temple and gave both insightful analysis and words of encouragement to young participants facing difficulties. He currently serves as one of the co-representatives of the “People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy,” one of the leading NGOs that work for political, economic and social justice in Korean society.