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“If you keep your mind clear and peaceful, you are a practitioner. Wherever a practitioner sits becomes a temple. This is Buddhism.”

– Ven. Seoam Sunim, the teacher of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Meet Jungto Society
Virtually and In Person

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jungto Society transitioned into a virtual organization. All of the programs of the Jungto Dharma Centers are now offered virtually, and people can learn, practice and share online in the comfort of their personal spaces. However, there are still Jungto Society centers and temples you can visit for retreat programs, cultural activities, and volunteer work including farming and recycling. 

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Jungto Centers in Seoul

In March 1999, Seocho Jungto Center was built in a three-story building in Seocho-dong, Seoul with the beginning of the 100-Day Dharma Talk by Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. As the organization grew, the center began to play a central role in the administration of Jungto Society. In March 2021, Seoul Jungto Center was newly constructed. It will serve as a center for social and cultural exchanges to realize the dream of spreading the Buddha’s teachings all over the world.

Seoul Jungto Center

Jungto Society Temples in Korea

Korean traditional temple buildings where Jungto Society members gather to practice and engage in diverse activities.

Jungnimjeongsa temple jungto society south korea
Jungnimjeongsa Temple

Retreat Centers

Jungto Retreat Centers offer education and retreat programs including Awakening Retreat, Sharing Retreat, Meditation Retreat, and the 100-Day Chulga (Pabbajja) Program. Currently they are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
temple stay by jungto society, South Korea
Mungyeong Jungto Retreat Center

Jungto Education and Training Center

Located in Seonyu-dong, Mungyeong, the Center is an education and training facility for members of Jungo Society.

Seonyudong Jungto Education and Training Center
Seonyudong Jungto Education and Training Center

Jungto Centers Outside Korea

Until May 2018, Jungto Society operated 65 overseas chapters including 24 in the United States. They provided weekly dharma meetings where the members of Jungto Society watched Ven. Pomnyun Sunim’s Dharma talk videos and participated in other programs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jungto Society transitioned into a virtual organization, and most of the overseas centers have been closed. Most of the programs are now offered virtually. In April 2021, Jungto Society started Weekly English Dharma Meeting online.

Washington DC Jungto Center
Washington DC Jungto Center


Jungto Society International

Jungto Society Korea



Pomnyun Sunim and members of Jungto Society walking together

Jungto Society

Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

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