|Jiri-san Cheonhwang-bong Beobgye-sa
지리산 천황봉 법계사 1300 meters up
Exquisite-Wisdom Mountain Heavenly-King Peak Beobgye Temple
in the Inner-Southeast Sector of Jiri-san
|Viewed from a higher ridge to the south, Beobgye-sa is clearly seen on the
lower-left, beneath Jiri-san Cheonhwang-bong Peak upper-right. It's about
1300 meters high -- making it One of South Korea's Eight Highest Temples.
|At the Beobgye-sa-ipgu trailhead, I found a new pavilion with Neo-Traditionalist Jang-seung poles and dol-tap cairns. Just 5
minutes up the trail, I passed the Kal-bawi [Knife Boulder], the ancient indicator of the path to climb up to the temple & peak.
|Beobgye-sa's sacred boulders and the pagoda erected on one of them -- a very rare positioning, implying that Shamanic
rock-worship serves as a "base" for Buddhist practices, and that the pagoda serves as an "antenna" amplifying the
conduction of Heavenly and Earthly energies [천기지기]-- concepts related to Doseon-guksa's theories of Bibo-pungsu-jiri.
|View from the Main Hall out to and beyond the south ridge (from which I took the photos at the top).