Professor Stephen Berkwitz, Religious Studies Department Head, traveled to Seoul, South Korea recently to present a paper at the 19th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, which was held at Seoul National University. He spoke on medieval Buddhist histories of the Bodhi Tree. He also found time to explore South Korea, including the Bongeunsa Buddhist temple in Seoul (pictured here).
If anyone wonders, as I did, yes, those are lotus flowers planted in pots filled with water. Who knew you could grow lotuses without a pond? Houseplant goals!