of Gaya-san Haein-sa
original flagpole-supports, 800 CE
Dragons support the new Main Hall, which is named on its signboard "Beob-dang" (Beoptang)
[Dharma Shrine] -- this is very rare; most temples Main Halls are formally named "Daeung-jeon"
or another such formal Buddhist title, and are only informally referred to as "the beob-dang"...
|This temple does not display any San-shin icon, but its Main Hall does have an excellent set of
Ten Ox-Herding Paintings:
|(R to L) #1, #2 and #3 on the west side-wall
|#4 on the north rear-wall
|(R to L) #5 and #6 on the north rear-wall
|#7 on the north rear-wall
|(R to L) #8 and #9 on the east side-wall
|#10 on the east side-wall
Myself, lecturing my KyungHee Buddhism-class
students about what these paintings mean,
during our April 2008 study-trip to Gaya-san