worthwhile LINKS to sites about Korean mountains and religions:
Temple-Stay Program: Stay 24 hours in a Korean Zen-Buddhist Temple, learning many traditional spiritual activities!
ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, KOREA BRANCH: great Tours of hundreds of sites in Korea and Asia, semi-monthly Lectures on all aspects of Korean history and culture, an annual journal, and the best collection of books about Korea in English for sale anywhere. Located in Downtown Seoul. Carries my book.
Korean Mountain Preservation League is an NGO that works to preserve the ecological integrity of Korea's spectacular highlands, influencing public opinion and policy and corporate behavior; they go on climbing expeditions to remove and recycle trash from mountain areas.
PLACES OF PEACE AND POWER:The Sacred Sites Pilgrimage of Martin Gray During the past two decades, Martin has visited and photographed over 1000 sacred sites in eighty countries. This website discusses Martin's pilgrimage journeys, features many of his photographs and writings, lists of sacred sites all around the world -- including my listing of Korea's holiest pilgrimage-places, calendar details of his upcoming talks, shows & offers his excellent new book Sacred Earth, and more.
Seondo Korean Daoism -- the International Institute for Sundo Taoist Cultural Research, led by Master Kim Hyeong-mun at Hanseo University in Chungcheong-namdo. AKA Kuksundo [Guk-seondo] Daoist practices.
Mountains of Korea: excellent website on the secular aspects of them, complimentary to this site.
All that you ever wanted to know about Korean Green Tea by Ahn Sonjae (Brother Anthony)
Seoul Selection Bookstore: all books on Korea in English, Korean DVDs, movie screenings, newsletter, etc. Located in Downtown Seoul, across from Gyeongbok Palace. Carries my books.
Immortal Wishes is an excellent book and web-site that explores experiences of place, sacred landscape and spiritual transformation at a Shinto mountain shrine founded by a rural Japanese woman in the 1920s. The shrine is located on the slopes of Mt. Akakura, a sacred site in northern Japan.