Jogye Order names Master Jinje Daejonsa as spiritual head
Jinje Daejonsa, a Korean Zen master who recently made headlines for his trip to the United States, has been appointed spiritual head (jongjeong) of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. This news comes during a time when the Jogye Order has stated its intention to globalize. The position of jongjeong has no administrative function, yet it denotes the highest level of spiritual authority. Voted in unanimously by a 26-member panel, he will begin his 5-year term on March 25, 2012.
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