Won Institute of Graduate Studies

The Office of The Chaplain

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Our Mission

The Dharma chaplain is employed to support the well-being of individual students, staff, faculty and the Won Institute community as a whole through pastoral care. The Dharma chaplain is working to embody the Institute’s mission and core values by strengthening ties to the Institute’s roots, namely Won Buddhism. 

Dedicated to Spiritual Cultivation

Meet Our Chaplain

Dharma chaplain provides

  1. Opportunities for spiritual well-being for the Institute community. 
  2. Confidential resources – unofficial counseling and counseling referring services.
  3. Opportunities for community service.
  4. Pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff.
  5. Opportunities to build and strengthen relationships with local faith-based organizations.
  6. Education as a faculty  member of the Won Buddhist Studies department.
  7. Workshops and webinars to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

Rev. Hojin (Hye Sung) Park, Ph.D

Hojin (Hye Sung) Park is a Won Buddhist minister. Hojin is her Buddhist name. She obtained her doctorate Degree in Pastoral Counseling at Loyola University in Maryland and her Masters in Applied Meditation Studies at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. She earned her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree from Wonkwang University in Iksan, South Korea with a Major in Won Buddhist studies. Rev. Park has taught Buddhist Pastoral  Counseling and Won Buddhist Scriptures to students at Won Institute. She has been working as an affiliate Buddhist student advisor at Swarthmore and University of Pennsylvania. 



800 Jacksonville Road
1st floor, near Neo Seom Hall
Warminster, PA 18974

Chat with the Chaplain

The chaplain provide informal advising, supportive counseling and counseling referral services for the Institute community. Click below to connect with the Chaplain

Ongoing Services

Our Sunday Dharma Service is every Second Sunday of the Month from 9am – 10:30am EST. 

September 10, 2023 Dharma talk: ” Let us turn a Reluctance to Learn and Teach into a Willingness to Learn and Teach Well in our Daily Lives” by Lauran Howard, WBS student

Time: September 10th at 9 AM. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Place: Won Institute Dharma Hall (1st floor)

Here is the Zoom link for the Sunday Service

Meeting ID: 819 5493 1369

Our Won Institute Mind Study group meets virtually every sunday, 1:30 pm -2:30 pm 
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yov-wanf-owr

We will be on summer break for the month of august and meet again starting in September. 

Our Won Institute Book Club will meet July 24 from 8pm to 9pm. Video link: https://meet.google.com/bmo-ekwd-ddg

We are breaking for the summer in August and will resume in September.