Army of Monk: An essay in the magazine, Killing the Buddha

Statue of monk, Golgulsa Temple

Statue of monk, Golgulsa Temple

A new essay on monks, meditation and martial arts in South Korea, now up on Killing the Buddha's website. "Sometimes it’s the case that monks form an army and fight," the piece begins. "This has happened periodically on the Korean peninsula, over the course of the last six centuries, as Buddhist monks emerged as soldiers, fighting invaders from nearby kingdoms or foreign aggressors from China and Japan." Read on here.