Richard Gere visits Buddhist temple in South Korea | Inquirer Entertainment

Richard Gere visits Buddhist temple in South Korea

/ 10:56 PM June 21, 2011

US actor Richard Gere, left, listens to monk Sung Jin during his visit to the Korean Buddhism's Chogye temple in Seoul. AP

SEOUL—Richard Gere visited a Buddhist temple in Seoul where he received gifts of prayer beads, ceremonial clothing and porcelain incense burners.

The practicing Buddhist said Tuesday at Jogye Temple that he appreciates Korean Buddhism’s traditions and wants them to stay strong.


Gere is in Seoul promoting an exhibition of photographs of Tibet and India taken by the Hollywood actor and other photographers.

Gere is a longtime activist for Tibet, the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles.


His films include “Pretty Woman,” ”Unfaithful” and “Chicago” for which he won a Golden Globe.

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