Mangong (Korean만공; Hanja滿空, 1871–1946) or Song Mangong was a Korean Buddhist monk, independence activist, scholar, poet, writer, and philosopher during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Mangong was born in Jeongeup, Jeonbuk Province in 1871 and was ordained at the age of 14.[1] Though he spent three years teaching Zen tradition in Mahayeon Temple in Keumkang Mountain and briefly served as the abbot of Magok Temple, he spent most of his life teaching Zen at Deoksung Mountain in Yesan, Chungnam Province. Mangong revitalized the Zen tradition of Korean Buddhism along with his teacher, Zen Master Kyongho.[2]

Mangong
만공
滿空
Mangong.jpg
Mangong, circa 1940
TitleZen Master
Personal
Born
ReligionBuddhism
SchoolSeon Buddhism

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  1. ^ "Wolmyeon Mangong". Bulgyo Sinmun. 12 January 2005. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Temple plaque of Zen Master Mangong". Hyeondai Bulgyo. 15 November 2000. Retrieved 25 October 2015.

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