by Fearless Mountain Magazine
VietNamNet Bridge – After the bell signals the lecture time, Buddhist students at the Vietnam Buddhism Institute in Soc Son district, Hanoi, hurriedly go to the lecture hall with books and laptops. At the Buddhist institute, students who are also Buddhist monks not only study but also have a merry life.
The path to the Vietnam Buddhism Institute in Phu Linh commune, Soc Son district. The institute has an 11 hectare campus, with nearly 300 students. There are 217 students who attend the four-year course and 79 with 3-year course.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... And Spring (2004)
Hitherto best-known amongst Asian cinema connoisseurs for such violent fare as The Isle and Bad Guy, Korean writer-director Kim Ki-Duk casts off his bad-boy reputation with magical fable Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... And Spring. The film's dreamlike setting is a beautiful lake, surrounded by mountains and forests, and on whose waters floats a small wooden temple. Here live an elderly monk (Oh Young-Soo) and his mischievous child pupil (Seo Jae-Kyung). We follow the turbulent passage of the latter's life without moving away from this enclosed environment.