ABOUT

Jikji Korea is a global cultural festival that highlights and shares the diverse values of Jikji with people from around the world.

Jikji Festival

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    Jikji is the abbreviated book title of Baegun hwasang chorok buljo jikji simche yojeol. Considered one of the greatest textbooks in Zen Buddhism, Jikji consists of two volumes, and contains a summary of teachings by Baegun Hwasang and the founding teachers in Buddhism, with an emphasis on the notion of “looking into one’s mind.”

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    Jikji devotes its pages to summarizing Zen teachings, that is, teachings on musim or “no-mind,” from 145 Buddhists, including the seven historical Buddhas, the 28 founding teachers of India, and the 110 Zen masters of China.

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    Jikji was published in Heungdeoksa Temple in Cheongju in July 1377 (the 3rd year of King Woo of Goryeo’s reign) by monks Seokchan and Daljam with financial contributions from Myodeok. Printed using movable metal type, the book is currently housed in Bibliothèque nationale de France (the National Library of France). In 2001, Jikji was inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.