1993

Third head dharma master Daesan talks to senior disciples regarding starting an educational institute in the United States.

1999

The development team of The WON Institute submits its first application to the Pennsylvania Department for Education for Won Buddhist Studies.

2001

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies received final approval from the township zoning hearing board for Glenside location and location was purchased.

2002

The Won Institute of Graduate Studies opens its doors.

2004

First graduating class of four students – one Applied Meditation and three Won Buddhist Studies.