Chong An Sunim: the blue-eyed monk from Hungary

Chong An Sunim became the first Hungarian to be designated as a teacher of Korean Buddhism.   Chong An Sunim entered the Providence Zen Center in Rhode Island, founded by Seung Sahn Sunim. Then, he came to Korea and took percepts at Haeinsa and Tongdosa temples in the Jogye order of Korean Buddhism.

Chong An Sunim is Abbot of Wonkwangsa International Zen Temple, the first Korean Buddhist temple ever to be built in Europe.  See the INNERView here:

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