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.