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Frontier Dharma



What is Frontier Dharma?
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It is a great pleasure to announce a new column in the Korean Buddhist News USA entitled “Frontier Dharma.”

Most contributors to Frontier Dharma will be English speaking Buddhist practitioners who encountered Dharma in America. Like Sudhana in the Flower Garland Sutra, I will ask our contributors to share their Dharma with my readers. The column will be the stories of their faith, their practice, their challenges and their wisdom. Their stories will be published in English and Korean translation.
  
America is a New World for Buddhism. Americans with non-Asian backgrounds have less chance to encounter Dharma compared to those from traditional Buddhist countries. There is an old Buddhist teaching that it is extraordinarily rare to be born as a human being, and even more so to meet Dharma in this life. That being said, it is almost miraculous for anyone living in America to encounter the Buddhadharma and take refuge in the Three Jewels.
  
There is a story that is well-known among Korean Buddhists in America. In 1999, the Grand  Master Ilta passed away in Hawaii. He was a great Vinaya master and one of the most respected monks in modern Korean Buddhism. On his death bed, he solemnly vowed. “I will reborn in America in my next life in order to make it a Buddhist paradise.”

I believe that Master Ilta was not the only Dharma teacher to make such a great vow.

In America today, I encounter many incarnations of Master Ilta. I find them everywhere in sanghas across the country. Monastic or lay, I see   their great devotion in practice and everyday life. With great wisdom and courage, they are pioneering the Path of Dharma through the wilderness of the American frontier. It is very moving to hear them talk about their great work. They are true bodhisattvas. They are realizing Master Ilta’s vow in numerous ways. I would like to share with readers what they do to attain enlightenment and help the world.

I do not know all the Bodhisattvas who will contribute to this column. However, I am not worried. Bodhisattvas are not hiding or refusing to share Dharma. This is my source of courage to embark on the journey of Frontier Dharma.

I hope this column will help old Buddhist traditions, including Korean Buddhism across the world refresh, reconstruct and restore its original health and vitality.

Thank you very much.

Palms together,

Jong Kweon Yi (Aka. Dharma BOOM)
Editor in Chief

Email. koreanbuddhistnews@gmail.com



  


     

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