Master of Won Buddhist Studies Degree
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The Master of Won Buddhist Studies Degree program is designed to be completed over the course of two years. During this time, the seminary role of the Master of Won Buddhist Studies Degree program is paired with an equally important academic component. The flexibility of classes, however, allows students to focus on their specific areas of interest, such as moving meditation, the history of Buddhist philosophy, and the applications of meditation.
From the start of the program, Won Buddhist Studies students develop their own contemplative practice. Through daily disciplines, including meditative stillness and active engagement in the world, students better understand the practical application of Won Buddhist principles. The Won Institute’s program culminates with a practicum experience, during which students apply this knowledge in a setting they design for themselves: a calm, welcoming environment for teaching dharma, yoga or meditation. This gives students exposure to leading meditation sessions and dharma talks for American practitioners.
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Our Master of Won Buddhist Studies Degree program is instructed by Won Buddhist ministers and faculty with Buddhist backgrounds who all share the commitment of creating an environment or teaching dharma or a practice such as yoga or meditation.Contact an Admissions Counselor Schedule a Tour Meet our Staff
WBS student (Class of 2013) Why Won Buddhism
“A strength of the program is not only in the study of scriptures and the practice meditation, but living in a community of ministers and ministers-in-training which greatly assists in internalizing the teaching of timeless and place-less practice. Contemplative practice and study has changed my life for the better.”
Dathane Turner, WBS Class of 2013