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SKorea: The origins of the gambling monks scandal

SKorea: The origins of the gambling monks scandal

By Fri, May 11, 2012 1:32PM UTC Comments Off SKorea: The origins of the gambling monks scandal

Not long after arriving in South Korea I heard that it was often rumored that many Buddhist monks would secretly eat meat, drink, and gamble. Yet in the years since there was never a report of them being caught - until now. Amid the furor over a video showing monks from the Jogye Order, the nation’s...