Jungto Society, the international Buddhist community founded by the revered Korean Dharma master and social activist Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님), has announced that its popular online Buddhist study and practice course, Jungto Dharma School, will return in March, with online registration now open to new students.
Ven. Pomnyun Sunim, the guiding Dharma teacher of Jungto Society, first opened Jungto Dharma School some 31 years ago in Korea as way to share the original teachings of the Buddha with lay practitioners. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jungto Society created an online English-language syllabus—Jungto Dharma School: Introduction to Buddhism I—which is available to students of Buddhism all over the world.
“Under the guidance of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim, you will learn how the mind works and experience changes in your perspective on life,” Jungto Society shared with BDG. “As a student of Jungto Dharma School, you will not only study Buddhist doctrines (the Buddha’s core teachings) but also gain practical wisdom to help you resolve various problems in your life. Additionally, you will practice applying the teachings to your daily life.”
Jungto Dharma School’s self-paced 20-week program includes all course materials and online tools, weekly online meetings with group members and facilitators, and live Dharma talks with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. The course content encompasses foundation modules on understanding the Buddha’s core teachings, and approaching key philosophical concepts, such as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, causality, dependent origination, and enlightenment, and how these concepts and practices can be applied to everyday life.
The spring course is scheduled to begin on 12 March.
“Throughout its 32-year history, Jungto Dharma School has helped countless people transform their lives.,” Jungto Society said. “This 20-week program will help participants learn how to live freer and happier lives in accordance with Buddhist teachings.”
▶️ Published by BDG on January 8, 2024