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Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple: Public Programs

To celebrate the 60-year anniversary of Korean-Australian diplomatic relations the suite of programming in conjunction with Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple will celebrate and contextualise Buddhist culture and the rise of popularity of Korean performance, literature, music and culinary culture around the world.

Books and Banchan Books and Banchan spotlights South Korea’s genre-bending, and social and politically focused contemporary literature. Hosted by Saimi Jeong, a Walkley-Award winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, CHOICE and on FBi Radio, alongside a different co-host each month this dialogue focused gathering celebrates the recent surge in English-translations of Korean literature. To sustain the conversation, banchan – small Korean side dishes – will be provided.

FREE, bookings required, first ten to book will receive a free copy of the book at the event courtesy of the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.

Saturday 26 February, 2-4pm Umma’s Table by Yeon-sik Hong with Saimi Jeong and SBS Food Safari’s Heather Jeong. Book here.

Saturday 26 March, 2-4pm Tower by Myung-Hoon Bae with Saimi Jeong and Australian-Korean comedian Harry Jun. Book here.

Saturday 30 April, 2-4pm The Disaster Tourist by Yun Ko-Eun with Saimi Jeong and Australian author Suzanne Leal. Book here.

Buddha Day Saturday 7 May, 10-4pm

Buddha Day marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism. Powerhouse, along with Jongbopsa Korean Buddhist Temple, Belmore will host a day of celebration and reflection.

In partnership with Jongbopsa Korean Buddhist Temple, Sydney.

Proudly supported by the Australian Korean Foundation.

Free, all welcome.

In partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.


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