Jungto Dharma School
- Introduction to Buddhism I -

Bring the Buddha’s Wisdom into Your Daily Life

In Jungto Dharma School, you will learn the original teachings of the Buddha under the guidance of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim.

 You will learn how the mind works and experience changes in your perspective on life. As the students of Jungto Dharma School, you will not only study Buddhist doctrines (the Buddha’s core teachings) but also gain practical wisdom that helps you resolve various problems in your lives. Additionally, you will practice applying the teachings to your daily lives.

Throughout its 31-year history, Jungto Dharma School has helped countless people transform their lives.
This 22-week pilot program will help participants learn how to live freer and happier lives in accordance with Buddhist teachings.

Dharma Teacher

Ven. Pomnyun Sunim
Founder & Guiding Dharma Teacher, Jungto Society

Course Features

Weekly Online Meeting

Course Materials


Introduction to Buddhism

Course Description

Understand the Buddha’s Core Teachings

From Original (Pre-Sectarian) Buddhism to Modern Buddhism
  • What is Buddhism?
  • What is Enlightenment?
  • Basic Buddhist Doctrine
  • The Four Noble Truths
  • The Law of Causality
  • The Middle Way
  • The Eightfold Path
  • The Law of Dependent Origination
  • The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
  • Values of Buddhism
  • A Life of Happiness & Freedom
Buddha statue near pond

Learn How to Apply the Buddha’s Wisdom to Your Own Life

[Via Sharing Group] Sharing is a unique way of creating a collaborative learning environment. The participants will reflect on themselves while speaking about their own experiences and listening to other peoples’ insights, which deepens their understanding of the course materials.

[Via Weekly Practice Exercise] Students will be given a task each week that encourages them to apply the Buddha’s wisdom to their daily lives.

Course Overview

PeriodLesson Title
Week2What is Buddhism? - Buddhism as Practice
Week3What Is Buddhism? - Teachings on Enlightenment
Week4The Goal of Buddhism: Nirvana & Liberation
Week5Seminar I - The Buddhist Perspective on the Environment & the Formal Monastic Meal
Week6The Four Noble Truths & The Law of Causality
Week7The Middle Way & The Eightfold Path
Week8The Law of Dependent Origination & The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
Week9Seminar II - What Is Sharing?
Week10Live Q & A with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim
Week11The Three Jewels (the Buddha/the Dharma/the Sangha)
Week12The Three Refuges & The Six Principles of Harmony
Week13No Everlasting Abiding Dharma Vs. The Five Precepts
Week14The Meaning of the Five Precepts in Modern Society
Week15Seminar III - Peace & Harmony
Week16Chamhoe(Repentance) & The Real Meaning of Prayer
Week17Current Social Problems & The Tasks of Buddhism
Week18A Life of Happiness & Freedom I
Week19A Life of Happiness & Freedom II
Week20Vision of Jungto Society (JTS & Decision Making System)
Week21Live Q & A with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim
Week22Completion Ceremony

Pre-register For the Course

22-Week Online Course

Registration for the session starting on March 22 is now closed. Next session is scheduled to start in September, 2022. Please leave your email address and we will contact you when the registration is open, which will be most likely in early August.

  • Anyone, regardless of religion, age, or academic background, can register for the course.
  • Registration Fee: $150 USD
  • Your Weekly Commitment: Online group meetup (70 min.) + self-paced learning (video & reading material 60-90 min.) + practice exercise (5 min. per day)
  • Once the class is full(100 seats), a waitlist will be turned on.

Section 7: Sydney Tue. 8 PM (View in your time zone:


Do you have any question on this course? Feel free to contact us!