* Date : 2015-08-10
A Thousand Years of Wisdom, Embedded in the Tripitaka Koreana
This year marks the 1000-year anniversary of the Tripitaka Koreana. This collection of Buddhist scriptures is the most complete of its kind in the world. Each letter was engraved with an earnest wish to protect Korea from invasion through the power of Buddha.
The Tripitaka Koreana is a treasure with priceless historical and cultural value. How did it survived a millenium, unchanged and unadulterated?
We meet with 21st-century experts in Buddhism, carpentry and science to unearth the secrets of the Tripitaka Koreana, one by one.