Won BudDhist Studies Department
Continuing Education Courses

Registration ends April 30,2021


Summer 2021

Won Buddhism: Teachings & Practices

Instructor: Rev.Dosung Yoo

May 6 – July 8 (10 weeks)/ 2 CEU
Course Fee: $600

This course is an in-depth inquiry into the essential teachings and practices of Won Buddhism. The primary goal is to help students develop single-mindedness and strengthen the habit of consistent practice in their daily lives. Instructors encourage students interested in this class to establish a great vow (directed intention), to assist them on this path of self-discovery. Intentional goal setting will change the direction and purpose of our lives as well as shift ingrained value systems.

Topics include:

  • Mind practice in the material world
  • The Threefold Practice
  • Meditation and the Breath
  • Danjeon Breathing
  • Enlightenment and No-Self
  • Prayer
  • Life and death

Introduction to Buddhismand won Buddhism

Instructor: Rev. Doyeon Park

june 22 – august 24 (10 weeks)/ 2 CEU
Course Fee: $600

In this 10-week online course, you will learn the basic principles of Buddhism and Won Buddhism. The course will begin by exploring the Four Noble Truths which are the essential teachings of the Buddha, and provide a profound explanation of human suffering and a roadmap to end suffering. This course will guide you to explore the Buddha’s teaching as it applies to our modern times. You will then learn the history and essential teachings of Won Buddhism. Won Buddhism aims to bring ancient Buddhist truth to contemporary society and use Buddhist teachings and meditation practice for practical and useful purposes for all sentient beings. This course offers groundwork to understand Won-Buddhism better so that you can embark on your spiritual journey.

For questions, email [email protected]

About The Instructor

Instructor: Rev. Doyeon Park

Rev. Doyeon Park is a Kyomunim, literally meaning one who devotes oneself to teach Buddha dharma in the Won Buddhist tradition. She has served as a minister of the Manhattan Won Buddhist temple and Representative of Won Buddhism to the United Nations since 2008. She is also the Buddhist chaplain at Columbia University and New York University. Realizing the interconnectedness of all through her spiritual practice, she is also actively engaged in interfaith dialogue and cooperation to promote mutual understanding and respect among different religions.

About The Instructor

Instructor: Rev.Dosung Yoo

Rev. Dosung Yoo is dedicated to modernizing Buddhist thought and tenets so that they are accessible and useful in enriching everyday life. He is a writer, editor, and translator: the author of Thunderous Silence: A Formula for Ending Suffering, a practical, contemporary guide to The Heart Sutra (Wisdom Publications, 2013)


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