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WON BUDDHISM IN THE WORLD
THE FOURTH HEAD DHARMA MASTER
Venerable Chwasan (Yi, Kwangchŏng, b. 1936) was the fourth Head Dharma Master who succeeded Venerable Daesan’s Dharma seat. With the slogan of “Outward, toward the Future, to Society, and to the World!” he emphasized on education, establishing organizational structure and firm financial basis of the system.
Especially, he made great efforts to expand and refine the translation work of the scriptures. His leadership led to the birth of the Won Buddhist radio station(www.wbsi.kr) and the official military edification in Korea as well as the foundation of Won Dharma Center in the US.
In the 9th year of his service as the fourth Head Dharma Master, he retired and is living now as a Head Dharma Master Emeritus.