Our Statement of Support for the AAPI Community
With the tragic Georgia shooting of Asian American women, other recent reports of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans being attacked in public, and the general increase in hate crimes over the last four years, I want to clearly state that Won Institute strongly denounces all forms of racism and discrimination. We mourn for and stand with the victims of these crimes. Such incidents are not new in the United States, but this alarming rise is troubling. That is why we must recognize such hateful acts and condemn them – strongly.
Behind The Scenes
Footage from Won Institute of Graduate Studies’s exclusive documentary film, “Behind The Scenes with Lawrence Fishburne”. This segment features students and faculty working together in one of the nation’s most respected acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine graduate programs. It also provides viewers with a sense of acupuncture’s role in complementing traditional western biomedical approaches to patient care, specifically highlighting pain management and recovery.
The Won Experience
Third head dharma master Daesan talks to senior disciples regarding starting an educational institute in the United States.
The development team of The WON Institute submits its first application to the Pennsylvania Department for Education for Won Buddhist Studies.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies received final approval from the township zoning hearing board for Glenside location and location was purchased.
The Won Institute of Graduate Studies opens its doors.
First graduating class of four students – one Applied Meditation and three Won Buddhist Studies.
First Acupuncture Class Starts!
Middle States Commission on Higher Education grants regional accreditation after successful candidacy term.
The Accrediting Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine grants program accreditation to the Acupuncture Studies program after a successful candidacy.
The certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine began.
Middle States accreditation was renewed until 2023.
ACAOM accreditation was renewed until 2021.
Centennial of Master Daesan’s birth. His vision founded the Institute
The Institute offers a new Certificate in Buddhist Pastoral Care.
Centennial Celebration of Won Buddhism