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. Plan and provide opportunities for spiritual well-being for the Institute community. 
  2. Provide confidential resources – unofficial counseling and counseling referring services
  3. Provide opportunities for community service
  4. Provide pastoral care to students, faculty, and staff
  5. Build and strengthen relationships with local faith-based organizations
  6. Teach as a member of the Won Buddhist studies faculty
  7. Provide 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 schedule a call

Ongoing Services

Our Sunday Dharma Service is every Second Sunday of the Month from 9am – 10:30am EST. You may join us in person or virtually. Here is the Zoom link for the Sunday Service
Meeting ID: 885 9248 1713
Passcode: 804267

Our Won Institute Book Club will meets every 2 weeks from 8pm to 9pm from Monday May 22 to Monday Jul 31. 

In this meeting we will discuss chapter 2 & 3 of the Book, “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Dr. Joe Dispenza. You can find the book linked below.
Please feel free to send me some discussion topics for our group. 

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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will also be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!” (From the book, Breaking the habit of being yourself)

Final Deadline For Fall 2023 Enrollment - Apply By July 1