To begin at the end: At the close of this interview, Buddhist monk Kim Eung-ki, together with Korean choreographer Kim Hyang-kum (who appeared to be a Roman Catholic) and a translator (who was a Protestant), exited the hotel lobby take a few press shots in shady Rehov Zamenhoff.Suddenly, a Russian philosopher from Kikar Dizengoff, who bore some signs of having already prayed to Bacchus, popped into the picture and entered into a conversation about meaning of life with Kim Eung-ki. It’s hard to say how they managed to communicate since the monk spoke mostly Korean, while our countryman spoke only Russian. But, anyway, the philosopher was disappointed.“You say he is a Buddhist – but I swear he is not. I know what I’m talking about: I have a friend who is a true Buddhist, and this one looks like a fake!” But I’m afraid that the philosopher was very wrong. Not only is Kim Eung-ki a real Buddhist monk, he is a very learned and a famous one. He was here to promote Nirvana – a colorful dance show from South Korea which will tour Israel for the first time in mid-July.