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Living Dharma


Author: Chung Ohun Lee / English Edition / Pages: 94 / Paperback

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Chung Ohun Lee


94 pages


Won Buddhist Publishing






April, 2012


5.5 (W) * 8.4 (H) * 0.2 (D), inches

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The objective of this book is to help you to establish everyday practice with joy. It will guide you to build the power of cultivating good habits. It will assist you in creating consistent daily practice of meditation and mindfulness; to transform yourself; and to become enlightened – not only for your own benefit, but also for the benefit of all.

Meditation brings serenity, awareness, gratitude and meaning into our trivial daily activities. Building a consistent practice of meditation is essential if you are to experience these positive qualities in your mind and body.

In the modern world, we need to update our thinking to meet the challenges of the 21st century. With the rapid advancement of material civilization and its ever-expanding new technology, we need to cultivate spirituality in equal measure.

Living Dharma is based on my personal experience of teaching Won Buddhism for more than three decades in the United States. Over the years, I have reinterpreted the essentials of Won Buddhist teachings for the English­ speaking population without losing the true meaning of the original teaching. These teachings have been well received around the world and at the United Nations.

This volume emphasizes the simplicity and relevance of daily Dharrp.a practice for contemporary Western society.

Living Dharma is a practical guide to help you cultivate spiritual awareness and to remove negativity from your life.

Living Dharma is a simple, yet effective, system to gain self-discipline . With self-discipline and consistent practice, you will achieve your goals and live a peaceful and joyful life.

If you already have a deep commitment to practice meditation daily, Living Dharma will make it easier to be consistent. The easy to follow program helps you track what to do and what not to do.

Consistency is the key to creating a space in your life for daily Dharma practice. By faithfully following the simple guidelines of this book on a daily basis, you will experience inner peace and joy, wisdom, happiness and loving­ kindness. Keep Living Dharma near you and make it a priority in your daily life. Begin a new life today.

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Ven. Dr. Chung Ohun Lee, Ph.D. is the Supreme Council of Won Buddhism, spiritual teacher, visionary activist and international leader in the movement of interreligious dialogue and cooperation. She is the Founding Head Minister and guiding Spiritual Teacher of Won Buddhism of Manhattan (WBM). She establishεd WBM in 1993 in order to teach Buddha Dharma to the English-speaking population . Ven. Lee shares her expertise in the Dharma, Buddhist meditation, the basic teachings of Buddhism as well as Won Buddhist philosophy and practice with the Sangha.

Chung Ohun Lee is a recognized international leader in interreligious dialogue and cooperation. She has represented Won Buddhism at the United Nations (UN) since 1992. She has held several important UN committee positions:

Ven. Lee is a long-time advocate of inter-religious understanding and cooperation and is the Co-President of Religions for Peace, the largest international interfaith organization, a position she has held since 1999.

Ven. Lee is the author of Vision for a New Civilization: Spiritual and Ethical Values in the New Millennium (2000) and Dharma Record: New Mind and New Body (1994).

Ven. Lee began practicing Won Buddhism in 1971 and received full ordination in Won Buddhism in 1981, in South Korea. After her ordination Ven. Lee taught Buddha Dharma in Flushing, New York for twelve years. She holds Ph.D. in Religious Education from New York University .

Her focus is Won Buddhist spirituality, the practical application of Buddha Dharma in the contemporary world, the role of religion in our time and engaging Won Buddhist perspectives in global issues.

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Beginning the New Path



Enthusiastic Perseverance


Dharma Name

Daily Practice Guideline

Morning Practice Schedule

Evening Practice Schedule

Chanting Meditation

Sitting Meditation

Walking Meditation

Koan Meditation

Affirmation Prayer

Loving-Kindness Prayer

Home Meditation Altar


Na-Mu Ah-Mi-Ta Bul

Essential Dharma of Daily Practice

Il-Won-Sang Vow

Heart Sutra

Four Great Vows

The Precepts

How to Follow Your Buddha Nature

Keeping a Dharma Record

Why Keep a Dharma Record?

How to Keep a Dharma Record?

Dharma Record

Weekly Dharma Record

Keeping a Spiritual Journal


About the Author

Endnotes/ Glossary

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