Geuknakjeon (Paradise Hall)

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Geuknakjeon (Paradise Hall) at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul

Geuknakjeon (Paradise Hall)

Geuknakjeon (Paradise Hall) was built in honor of Amitabha, a celestial Buddha. He lead people to the ultimate enlightenment, where he now resides. This hall is one of the newest and most modern at Jogyesa Temple.

Amitabha Buddha is the principal Buddha in a type of Buddhism practiced in East Asia known as Pure Land Buddhism. Amitabha means “Infinite Light.” Therefore, other names for this building include Hall of Infinite Life and Hall of Light and Life.

There are also ten statues found here. These statues are the judges that decide 49 days after death who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.

Today, this building is used for ceremonies, prayer services, funerals, and dharma talks.

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