Sunim is the Korean title for a Buddhist monk or Buddhist nun. It is considered respectful to refer to senior monks or nuns in Korea as Kun sunim. In most Korean temples, a middle-aged monk assumes the role of a juji sunim, who serves administrative functions. The eldest sunim is typically seen as a symbolic leader of the younger sunims.
- Daehaeng Sunim (2007). No River to Cross: Trusting the Enlightenment That's Always Right Here. Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-534-9.
- Kwan, Okyun (2003). Buddhist and Protestant Korean Immigrants: Religious Beliefs and Socioeconomic Aspects of Life. LFB Scholarly Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 1-931202-65-6.
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