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Jikji, printed 1377. Buddhist book of dharma teachings.

During the devising process we brainstorm for images and ideas using larger than life journaling (I may have just invented a new name for a hobby) and collaging. The sketch above is one of many done during our second period of movement research during our one week workshop in Cheongju, Korea. Our next stage of the Jikji Theatre Project will begin to explore the contents of the Jikji and why that is important when considering where it should consider “home”. The “Jikji” is composed of dharma teachings, hymns, eulogies, epitaphs, prose and poetry by the seven Buddhas, 28 Indian patriarchs, 110 Chinese Chan (Zen) monks and one Silla-era Korean monk. Read this well written introductory entire article to discover more…

Buddhism now

Jikji, the oldest existing metal-plate printed book, is composed of dharma teachings, hymns, eulogies, epitaphs, prose and poetry by the seven Buddhas, 28 Indian patriarchs, 110 Chinese Chan (Zen) monks and one Silla-era Korean monk. Its key concepts include non-duality, no-false mind and non-attachment to words.

A replica of the origina "Jikji," the oldest existing metal-plate printed book, at the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. The original copy can be found in Paris. / Korea Times Photo by Shim Hyun-chul Replica of the origina Jikji MSS

Korea is a country rich with world heritage properties. In particular, Korea invented the movable metal type in the 13th century and prides itself on being a country that values intellectual property. “Jikji,” whose full title is “Baegun Hwasang Chorok Buljo Jikji Simche Yojeol” (Master Baegun’s Excerpts from the Buddhas’ and Patriarchs’ Direct Pointing to the Essence of Mind), is one such property.

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