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Won Buddhism in the Americas (미주 원불교) _ Issue 04 / Print Newsletter


Newsletter (Issue 04, Quarterly) / English Edition / Pages: 24 / Paperback

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Won Dharma Center


Jisoo Kim, Eunchul Yang, Youngdo Choi, Joel Ostroff


The Sotaesan Center(Won Media), Eunhye Lee


24 pages




January, 2020 (Issue 04)


8.5(W) * 11 (H) * 0.1 (D), inches

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Publication of ‘Won Buddhism in the Americas’ – A Quarterly Newsletter

The first newsletter for North and South America is being published under the name “Won Buddhism in the Americas”.

The 2017 Won Buddhist ministers’ joint summer retreat identified the need to publish a newsletter in the Americas, and since then, the Promotion Committee for Won Buddhist Edification in the Americas has overseen this project. 

And now, our first issue has been published. Won Buddhism in the Americas will be issued quarterly in both Korean and English, and will cover news of temples and institutions in North American and South America. Many Kyomus (Won Buddhist ministers) and Kyodos (Won Buddhist lay members) will participate in its production. 

We hope this newsletter will serve as a center for facilitating communication for those practicing Won Buddhism in the Americas, and to unite their minds, empowering them with shared wisdom. (Editing Team _ Winter, 2018)

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3     Dharma Words by Venerable Sotaesan / The Dharma of Timeless Sŏn, The Principle Book of Won Buddhism

4     Publisher’s Column / Everything Will Work Out in the End! | Kiyoon Seong

5     People · Interview / Conversation with Our Editor | Joel Ostroff

6 / 7     Science · Won Buddhism Ⅰ / The Principle of ‘Neither Arising Nor Ceasing’and the Karmic Principle of Cause and Effect; A Scientist’s Viewpoint | Wondho Kim

8 / 9     Temple _ Stories / Construction of Houston Temple and “VISION TEXAS” | Won Yeong Kim Won Buddhism of Houston (2015 ~ 2020, Under Construction) | Carlos Jiménez

10 / 11     Mind Study _ Dharma Talk / Dharma Talk at the Kyomumins’2019 Retreat | Ven. Jooksan, Head Dharma Teacher of North America

12     Faith · Practice / The Road to Faith | Patty Daniel

13     Faith · Practice / My Faith, My Way | Won Geon Nam

14 / 15     Meditation / Frequently Asked Questions about Meditation | Daesung Song

16 / 17     Science · Won Buddhism Ⅱ / Sotaesan Gallery _DAESOYUMU | Doha Lee

18     Reflection / The Road to a Waking Life | Elizabeth Anderson

19     Reflection / A Meeting with Won Buddhism | Rocio Garcia

20     Dharma Words / Ven. Jeonsan, the Head Dharma Master

         Painting / Eun-Kwang Jeong

21 / 22 / 23     News · Announcements

24     Won Buddhist Temples and Organizations in the World

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