We joyously share Buddha Dharma and meditation practice with you and are grateful for your support.
Despite the upheaval of 2020, Won Buddhist Manhattan Temple remains a place of calm, peaceful sharing, and meditation. Our purpose of mindfulness and compassion nurtures us all and enables us to restore the power of our Buddha Nature. We continue to be a community, intertwined, learning and growing together. In the spirit of our vision, we ask you (if you can) to make an end-of-year donation to our spiritual home.
It is your participation and generosity as a member that enables us to continue our shared vision and practice.
WBM is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
All donations made to WBM are tax-deductible.
In a year like none other, Won has been a virtual sanctuary of friends and familiar faces who have helped me keep up my practice during these trying times. When so many of life’s rituals, routines, and joys were put on hold, I feel so fortunate that Won has generously made sure their virtual doors were opened so we could continue learning dharma and being with our sangha.
– Suzi Siegel
“Every cloud has a silver lining”. I thought of this saying when realizing how the dark cloud of the Covid19 pandemic has had a silver lining in regard to my practice of Won Buddhism. My first exposure to Won Buddhism was through the YouTube videos of dharma talks given by Ven. Chung Ohun Lee. During our trips to New York City, I had the opportunity to attend Sunday services at the Manhattan temple, meeting both Ven. Chung Ohun Lee and Rev. Doyeon Park. However, living in Western Canada meant that I could not attend services on a regular basis. ln Buddhism, Sangha is one of the 3 forms of refuge along with the Buddha and Dharma. Due to the pandemic restrictions, I am now able to attend online services along with the local Manhattan temple members. This has strengthened my practice of Won Buddhism. While this arrangement may not be permanent, I am grateful for this “silver lining”.
– Won Shin Jung (Don Zedde)
I met Doyeon seven years ago when I was a sophomore undergrad at Columbia. She is the Buddhist Religious Life Advisor at Columbia and regularly leads meditation sessions on campus In the years since we met, Doyeon’s kind, patient, and wise teachings have helped me through many challenges. I still remember the first time I listened to her give a dharma talk. After graduating college, I started going to the Won Buddhist temple in Manhattan. The temple provides a quiet and cozy sanctuary from the bustling city of New York. After the city went on lockdown in early 2020, Doyeon adapted quickly and switched to virtual meditation sessions. I’m thankful I can continue practicing during this chaotic and challenging time. Moreover, I am grateful for the kindness and wisdom of Doyeon and the other Won Buddhist ministers who I have met through the Manhattan temple and Won Dharma Center retreats.
There are four ways for you to make donations to our temple.
Donate by check:
write your check payable to “Won Buddhist International, Inc” mail it to
431 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
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