Name of Podcast: 가르침의 진정 – 테라와다불교 해피스님 (True Rightness of Teaching – Theravada Happy Monk) (Phonetic: Gareuchimui jinjeong – terawada haepiseunim)
What topics are covered: The common concepts of Buddhism such as life and Samara (the eternal cycle of birth), feelings, pain, enlightenment and also Buddhist scriptures
Why is it good to listen? Each episode is a Korean video lecture. You can listen to the monk talking, read what he writes on the board, and watch his body language as well. This is a much easier way to get a hold on Buddhism in Korean.
This Korean podcast can be found on iTunes here.
How often are the podcasts updated? This podcast is updated twice a week.
Length of the podcasts: Each episode is about one hour long.
Description: This podcast is for understanding Buddhism and its view of life. A monk stands in front of the camera and conducts a lecture. The monk believes that the teaching of Buddha is the most precious lessons in humans’ lives. Even if you have another religion or are atheist, the monk’s lecture still give you guidelines for life. The host uses very advanced and specialized vocabulary so that this podcast will be a challenge to some viewers and listeners and would be more suitable for advanced learners of Korean. If you have a knowledge of Chinese characters used in Korean (Hanja), then this will be a great help. The good thing is that the monk writes down the terms and concepts on the board, so you can remember them for extra studies.
Summary: Learning Buddha’s teachings with interpretation and explanation in Korean.