– Will be held November 11-14 at SETEC Seoul and on the online webpage
-200 companies and 300 stands to participate in the industrial fair … exhibiting eco-responsible products and ideas
-Introduce green Buddhism, exotic meditation exhibits, recycled products, etc. in the thematic exhibitions in halls 1-3
-Presentation of the negative carbon footprint during its first international exchange exhibition ‘Bhutan’ … The Buddha Art Festival exhibits’ 300,000 won ‘Exhibition’
-Conducting relay conferences online and offline, stage programs, live commerce, etc.
-Crowdfunding for visitors to buy the winning works of the 2021 competition for Korean traditional cultural product
SEOUL, South Korea, November 04, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – A special exhibition is organized to explore the wisdom of sustainable living. The Seoul International Buddhism Fair 2021, hosted by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and organized by the Buddhist Journal and Bulkwang Media, will be held November 11-14 at the Seoul Trade Exhibition & Convention (SETEC), the online site (https://bexpo.kr) and via the mobile app at the same time.
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Seoul International Buddhism Expo 2021 will be held November 11-14 at Seoul Trade Exhibition & Convention (SETEC), the online website and through the mobile app at the same time. The theme of the exhibition is Green Life, Wisdom for Sustainable Life. It will highlight environmentally friendly elements of Buddhism and traditional Eco Dharma based culture, which is based on the Buddhist theater that everything is connected. The exhibition will include thematic exhibitions in Halls 1 to 3, two planned exhibitions, bridging lectures, live commerce and stage programs. 360 stands from 212 companies will also take part in the industrial fair dedicated to housing; tea / teaware; temple food; artistic / cultural products; asceticism / social activities; cultural services; and Buddha Art Festival. Pre-registration for this exhibition is available on the official website until November 8. (Photo: Business Wire)
This year’s theme of Seoul International Buddhism Expo, a place that embraces traditional culture and the industry of Buddhist culture, is “Green Life, Wisdom for Sustainable Living”. It will highlight environmentally friendly elements of Buddhism and traditional culture based on “Eco Dharma”, which is based on the Buddhist theater that everything is connected.
Seoul International Buddhism Expo 2021 will feature themed exhibitions in Halls 1-3, two scheduled exhibitions, bridging lectures, live trading and stage programs. 360 stands from 212 companies will also participate in the industrial fair dedicated to housing; tea / teaware; temple food; artistic / cultural products; asceticism / social activities; cultural services; Buddha Art Festival.
The thematic exhibitions are organized with innovative ideas from the fields of Buddhism, culture and art to respond to climate change. The exhibition “Green Buddhism is the future” in Hall 1 prepared with the solidarity of Buddhists for the environment offers life-saving activities based on the Buddhist philosophy of respect for life. In particular, he plans to provide mentorship on “creating a green temple” that can be practiced in the field, attracting the attention of monks and Buddhists. The exhibition ‘Green Meditation Meets with the Sound of the Field and Art’ in Hall 2, decorated with Ssamzie Nongbu Ltd., presents a new concept of meditation exhibition that combines the sounds recorded in nature with the works of the artists Park Jin-gyu, Im Ok-sang and Choi Young-wook. The ‘Green Life’ exhibition, created with the social enterprise Touch4Good, presents the work and activities of domestic and foreign recycling companies that use waste as a resource.
The planned exhibitions are divided into a guest country exhibition highlighting Buddhist countries and a special exhibition at the Buddha Art Festival. The guest country’s exhibit features “The happiest Buddhist kingdom in the world: Bhutan”. In collaboration with the Korea Bhutan Center, it exhibits the culture, art and life of Bhutan, a small Buddhist country in the Himalayas with a national happiness rate of 97. The Buddha Art Festival special project “300,000 won Exhibition “presents works at a reasonable price. prize to revitalize the Buddhist art sector, which is stagnant due to COVID-19. This is a golden opportunity to support active artists suffering from the economic downturn where consumers can buy great works at a relatively low price.
The “Buddha Stage” of the Seoul International Buddhism Exhibition, where you can listen to lectures given by popular speakers, is divided into relay lectures and stage programs. The series of relay conferences that begin each morning with a book are:
“How to find peace of mind, like a lion who is not surprised by sounds” by Monk Yongsu; “Goodbye to anger for a green life! By Monk Wonbin; “Changing the Focus of the Mind: Zen and Ganhwaseon” by Monk Wonje; “All in meditation: a meditation method that suits me” by Monk Jahyeon; “Prayer and Meditation: The Value of Prayer and the Correct Way to Pray” by Monk Kwangwoo; Monk Munkwang’s “Prayer: The Power to Endure Without Getting Tired”; and “Harmony and coexistence: the age of AI, how to live without getting lost” by Monk Boil
The Buddha scene programs prepared with BTN Buddhist TV and BBS Buddhist broadcast system consist of:
Opening ceremony live; [BTN] Special Conference with Buddhist Solidarity for the Environment (by Ahn Byung-ok, former Deputy Minister of the Environment); [BTN] Monk Jinmyeong’s “room for rest” (Jeong-gil Yoo, chairman of the steering committee, Buddhist Solidarity for the Environment); Conference at the invitation of Monk Jahyeon; [BBS] Conference on Eco-Dharma with Buddhist Solidarity for the Environment (Director Su-yeol Hong, Director of the Social Economy Center for the Resource Circulation Research Institute); [BBS] Conference at the invitation of the monk Mun Kwang; and [BBS] Monk Maga’s public show on ‘C’est va encore’
Three companies participate in the direct trade. You can find products from ‘Tea from Mohusil’, which produces tea in the upper stream of Lake Juam near Songgwangsa Temple in Suncheon, a vegan candle company ‘Seonhaeng’ and ‘Ilji Incent’, a household perfume brand, at an affordable price.
As this is an exhibition attended by Korean Buddhists and practitioners of traditional culture, the concern to create a place where producers and consumers meet directly was also reflected. Crowdfunding projects for the winners of the 2021 Competition for Korean Traditional Cultural Product will also be conducted on the online website (https://bexpo.kr/cloud/list).
You can donate a small sum to the wooden percussion object of Yeongcheon Moktak ‘Obangsaek’ which won the grand prize of the competition and the products of Seongjongsa which won the second prize, the Bud which won the third prize, Sea .eun, Ibseon’s Gogojodam, Dayegam Workshop, Ori-Studio, Celluver, OtnOt, and others.
Pre-registration for this exhibition, where you can look back on the climate crisis, carbon neutrality and moderate and contained living, will be done on the Seoul International Buddhist Exhibition website (bexpo.kr) until 8 November.
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