What does Wonhyo mean?

Portrait of Wonhyo

Wonhyo is the name of a Buddhist monk who lived during the time of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. He was one of the leading thinkers and writers in the Korean Buddhist tradition.

Wonhyo was born in Gyeongsan, which nowadays is in South Korea. His life spanned the end of the Three Kingdoms period and the beginning of Unified Silla (a nation that covered all of modern-day South Korea and much of modern-day North Korea). He played an important part in the adoption of Buddhism on the Korean peninsula at the time.

Wonhyo wrote more than 80 works on subjects within Buddhism, and the twenty-three extant ones are being translated into English by Dongguk University in South Korea and Stony Brook University in the U.S.

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Make learning the meanings of the patterns more fun with this poster about the historical figure of Wonhyo.

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