ONGOING PROGRAMS

THE SOTAESAN CENTER

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

LOCAL & NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS IN U.S.A.

WON BUDDHISM ONE DAY

ONLINE RETREAT VIA ZOOM

(WON DHARMA CENTER)

July 3 (Sat), 2021

10:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM (EDT)

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM

AND WON BUDDHISM

(CONTINUING EDUCATION AT

WON INSTITUTE)

June 22 ~ August 24, 2021

(Programs lasts 10 weeks)

ONLINE MEDITATION PRACTICE

(WON DHARMA CENTER)

Every week

ONGOING PROGRAMS

ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PROGRAM #1

MEDITATION

Meditation is a practice that, in the mind, calms wandering thoughts and manifests the true nature. It is also a method that, in the body, causes the fire energy to descend and the water energy to ascend. As delusive thoughts are calmed, the water energy will ascend; as the water energy ascends, the delusive thoughts will be calmed. Consequently, one’s body and mind will be in perfect harmony, and both the spirit and energy will be refreshed. 

 

Meditation practice offers you an opportunity to  practice sitting meditation to calm and empower your mind and awaken your spirit. This practice will provide various meditation instructions in sitting, walking, and chanting meditation, etc.

PROGRAM #2

MIND STUDY

Everything is of our mind’s creation. This is the essence of the Mind Cultivating. This world and our lives are the manifestation of our minds.

Depending upon our state of mind, our lives can become happy or unhappy, successful, or less than successful.

From the mind study we can learn how to use our minds. To use the mind well, we should first know what the mind is like and how it works.

PROGRAM #3

DHARMA SERVICE

Dharma Service offers you an opportunity to practice sitting meditation to calm and understand your mind and awaken your spirit. Also, you will learn how to maintain the meditative state of mind, and how to lead a life in your daily activities, and how to apply mindfulness to enrich every day.

Also, you will learn how Won Buddhism and Meditation can enhance your life. It includes sitting, chanting meditation, and dharma talk on Won Buddhist teachings and practice.

PROGRAM #4

MOVING MEDITATION

Moving Meditation offers you an opportunity to practice to improve the integration of body and mind through mindful concentration on harmonizing your breath with the movements.

Moving Meditation enables you to maintain serenity, health, and vitality of body and mind through integration and harmony of consciousness, breathing and movement. 

This will lead you to the deepest Samadhi, and ultimately free your body and mind.  

PROGRAM #5

ONE DAY RETREAT

During this one day retreat, we will explore our inner power through seated, chanting, walking, and moving meditation, all which we can integrate into our daily lives and practice.

Just as we can train our muscles for physical strength and ability, we can train our minds for focus, openness and resilience. Discover your inner light and empower yourself through physical, mental, and spiritual cultivation while you enjoy a day of peace.

In this one day retreat, beginning practitioners will learn the fundamentals of meditation, including proper body posture and breathing techniques, as well as the basic methods of concentration. Experienced practitioners will develop deeper levels of concentration.

PROGRAM #6

INDIVIDUAL
MEDITATION PRACTICE

Individual meditation practice is available in the meditation hall during the opening hours of the center with appointment.

 

You can email or call us to make an appointment at least one or two days in advance.

MEDITATION & VR

INTO THE VIRTUAL REALITY

The space in the center for meditation, history, & cultural Experience of Won Buddhism will have the VR(Virtual Reality) devices. You will be able to meet Venerable Sotaesan, the Founding Master of Won buddhism, to understand his life and thoughts, and to learn about “advancing both study of the Way and study of science” along with the DAESOYUMU(The great and small, being and nonbeing), which is the Sotaesan's view of the truth.

You can experience mind study, doctrines, and the history of Won Buddhism through VR, and watch a video about Sotaesan's thoughts via a screen. You can experience the 'mirror meditation based on VR,' where you can think about your true self by asking "who am I?" also.

The practice for Meditation & VR in meditation/Dharma hall is available during the opening hours of center with appointment. You can email or call us to make an appointment at least one or two days in advance.

MEDITATION IN SOTAESAN GALLERY - "DAESOYUMU"


Seoul, South Korea

SOTAESAN GALLERY
"DAESOYUMU"
The great and small,
being and non-being

Rev, Doha Lee

 

Issue 04, Won Buddhism

in the Americas, 2020