Programs

“Anyone can attain enlightenment through practice regardless of their religion, gender, race, age, and ideology.”

– Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Learn, share, and experience true happiness

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, most of our programs have gone virtual. Whether you are plagued by worry, have unhealthy habits you’d like to break, or simply are interested in mindfulness, feel free to join our programs.

Live Dharma Talk Series

By Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

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Twice a Month / Online

Join Live Dharma Talk Series and ask any question to Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. Topics can range from personal concerns to societal issues. When you join the program, you will be able to ask any question to Ven. Pomnyun Sunim or listen to conversations between him and other questioners. Ven. Pomnyun Sunim helps us see how we can apply the insights and wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in tackling issues in our everyday lives, such as stress, anxiety or sadness, as well as social issues.

This program is held twice a month.

MEET VEN. POMNYUN SUNIM

This program is open to the public free of charge.

  • [Featured Talk] My Boss Is Asking For Too Much
  • [List] Previous Dharma Q&A Talks with Interpreter

Weekly Dharma Meeting

Gain Wisdom and Center Yourself

Weekly / Online

During each weekly meeting, you will be able to gain wisdom and center yourself by listening to Ven. Pomnyun Sunim’s recorded Dharma talks and engaging in sharing sessions with fellow participants.

HOW TO JOIN

This program is open to anyone and free of charge. Simply click the button below to get started. 

Sunday Meditation

Guided by Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

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Every Sunday / Online

Learn Vipassana Meditation from a Zen Master, Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. This is a livestream guided meditation program. Each weekly session begins with a meditation Q&A followed by a 30-40 min. meditation and a sharing session.

 “We meditate not to make money or attain fame but to find our way to true happiness and freedom, or nirvana and liberation.” – Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Related Links

  • All Previous Sessions
  • [Week1] Basic Guide for Meditation
    (English Subtitles)
  • [Week5] Meditation
    (English Interpreter)

1000-Day Practice

Practice, Donate, and Volunteer

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In Your Own Space / At Your Own Pace

Are you interested in self-transformation? It is not easy and we know that change doesn’t happen overnight. It would take at least 3 years—or 1000 days—for individuals to notice, realize, and transform their habits or karmas. The corner stone to one’s transformation journey is self-awareness. By joining 1000-Day Practice, you can learn how to enhance self-awareness and maintain peace and focus in various circumstances, becoming the master of your own life.

Related Links

  • What is 1000-Day Practice?
  • Practice Manual with Audio

Jungto Dharma School

Buddha’s Teachings Applied to Your Life

Online Course (English Dharma School is scheduled to open in 2022)

At Jungto Dharma School, you can 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. The students of Jungto Dharma School not only study Buddhist doctrines but also obtain practical wisdom that helps them resolve various problems in their lives. Currently, the program is only offered in Korean, and the English version is in development.

Jungto Retreat Programs

Experience True Happiness and Freedom

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Available in Korean (On-site retreats are suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

With the help of Dharma teachers, you will be guided to look deep into your mind so that you are able to better understand yourself and others.

This 5-day program introduces you to the path to true happiness and freedom by offering an opportunity to reflect upon yourself and begin the journey to taking ownership of your life.

The 5-day program facilitates self-love and peaceful relationships. It helps you observe your mind and take a step toward understanding other people’s minds as well. Eventually, you learn to rid yourself of pent-up negative emotions, including resentment towards others, and become a less selfish and more understanding person.

The Vipassana meditation practice focuses on mindfulness of the body, sensation, mind, and the Dharma. By engaging in the Vipassana meditation, we calm the mind and concentrate on the tip of the nose and focus on the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. When we lose track of the breath, we simply return to it. Through meditation, you can free yourself from attachment to all external objects and attain inner peace.

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