Wŏn Buddhism (Korean: Wŏnbulgyo), a compound of the Korean wŏn (circle) and pulgyo (Buddhism), means literally "Round Buddhism," or "Consummate Buddhism." It is the name of an indigenous religion founded in Korea in the 20th century. It is considered to be an amalgamation of Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism.
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