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Desi Adams (Won JaIn), a visiting practitioner from the Philadelphia Temple, shares her experience engaging in a very personal aspiration, one with which so many of us can relate, which is refraining from interrupting others when they are speaking. Changing habits is not a trivial process. Desi found wisdom in The Scripture of the Founding Master, …
 
Brain Adams (Won SungDeok), a visiting practitioner from the Philadelphia Temple, shares his experience with chanting in the Won Buddhist tradition. His initial apprehension melted away during a retreat when he discovered what he calls "…the sincerity of whole-hearted chanting." Brian's chanting practice really took off, however, when a Kyomunim su…
 
In a very personal reflection of her own experience dealing with the possibility of being a Covid carrier herself, Rev. WonGong expands upon this one single contemporary fear, to discriminatory thoughts in general, their genesis, and practice for resolving thoughts that smother love and compassion for others.Compassion is innate to human beings, bu…
 
Lara Olson (Won LaSon) investigates her own day-to-day experience recognizing judgmental thought so easily engaged in erroneously labeling other people. This mind may actually be reflecting the nurturer and nature of the observer in a way familiar to the person actively exercising the discriminating mind. Lara provides tips on revealing the underly…
 
Visiting Reverend Shaun Song (Won SiJoong), details his journey toward true nature in this vulnerable and relatable message that brings hope to all of us in our path to self understanding and enlightenment. Mentors and situations are everywhere lighting the way when we look at what this reflected light reveals.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/…
 
Patty details her path toward a practice that is both introspective and skeptical, and one that has led her to a brand of "spiritualism" that is not in conflict with science and what she experiences here in the every-day world. Here, disparate people meet in a sangha and dharma of mutual service and "…a religion based on truth and a training in mor…
 
In this Dharma talk, Rev. ZiYoung shares the key to bringing peace to the world starts with cultivating peace in our own mind-field. An easier way to say this is, "Oneness" and is our prayerful chant in the words, "We Are One, We Are Whole." https://www.wonbuddhismnc.orgBy Won Buddhism
 
Kelly Denno (Won YeeSuh), shares an all too familiar experience when interconnectedness is not safe, being tailgated. Practice and the scriptures reminds us that it is important to be equitable and kind to everyone, even those who don't look like they deserve it in certain critical moments.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org…
 
In this Dharma talk Rev. ZiYoung explains in a literal way, how our delusions cloud our sight, much like how our eyesight can be limited by restricting the light that enters one of our eyes with our hand. Limiting ourselves prevents us from clearly seeing great ant small, being and nonbeing, and Rev. ZiYoung's personal experience with team members …
 
Kathleen Herr (Won HerrJu) shares a deeply personal message about becoming "lassoed" by checklist "have-to's" at the expense of meaningful and fundamental practices.At the beginning of her talk, Kathleen mentions the practice of service, and invites practitioners near the North Carolina temple to volunteer in the garden if they are so inclined. htt…
 
Nik Wall (WonHaeWol), a member of the North Carolina Temple, shares his thoughts on practicing mindfully as a way to loosen "thought knots" that occur in our minds. Nik explains that our knotted minds can be helped by understanding a poem by the founding master instructing us that it is "…not not, but not not either…” Nik's interpretation then beco…
 
Michael Macklin (WonHyoung), a long time practitioner at the North Carolina Temple, draws upon his deep study, contemplation, and experience with the Il-Won-Sang vow, a core doctrine found in The Principal Book of Won-Buddhism (http://wonscripture.org/Main/SubIndex/jungjun020104)Michael's simple and clear explanation of key stanzas helps us better …
 
In her special 911 anniversary message, Rev. WonGong shares a message of healing and wholeness by comparing our lives to that of the lotus flower. Deep roots thrive in whatever type of water the lotus plant finds itself, and its leaves are never sullied by even the muddiest of water. Master Chōngsan wisely encouraged his followers to practice like …
 
Rev. WonGong explains how we can recharge our spiritual batteries by engaging in the "Three Great Powers," known in Won Buddhism as the "Threefold Practice" - Cultivation, Inquiry, and Choice in Action. She dives deep into ways we can cultivate these powers by referring to the scriptures and wise teachers, like Master ChōngSan, who saw that these p…
 
Lars, a member of the North Carolina Temple, reflects on serving the North Carolina community and Kyomunims by contributing his technological skill set with no thought of getting anything in return. This has been something powerful for him during the pandemic. He calls this, "…turning harm into grace by turning selfishness into something more power…
 
Program (Order of appearance):Dharma Talk by Rev. WonGong - Self-Transformation Day 2021Presentation of Dharma Names by Rev. WonGongDharma Name Recipients' talks- Jared Heelis (Won JaeRyong, 원재룡, 圓濟龍)- Ann Freeman (Won HaeRee, 원혜리, 圓慧利)- Holly North (Won JahYoo, 원자유, 圓自由)Encouragement for new Dharma Name recipients by Drew Pilant (Won DoCheong)…
 
Nik Wall (Won HayWol), a member of the North Carolina Temple, describes the famous ox herding scenes found in the poems written by master Puming of the Ming dynasty in China. He relates lessons learned from studying these dramatic scenes to his own personal life and practice.Nik's inspiring journey shows how the story of the Ox directly applies to …
 
Carol Golin, a member of the North Carolina Temple, reflects upon the chance gift of watching a nesting bird family change dramatically through the spring, and how we can, likewise, recognize, and even accept, the natural changes that impact our own lives and greater human society. Through practice, we can see ourselves and the world as is.Presente…
 
Michael Macklin (WonHyoung) talks about "no self" from his journey as a long-time practitioner, a psychoanalysis, and his study of the Theravadan and Mahayana traditions.Given to the members of the Won Buddhist temple in North Carolina on Sunday, August 1, 2021.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/By Won Buddhism
 
Kathleen Herr (Won HerrJu) discusses translating Won Buddhist materials from Korean to English with the members of the North Carolina Temple on Sunday, July 11, 2021.Kathleen asserts that "Words are powerful…" and provides compelling examples of the complexities of conveying the dharma from one language and, most importantly, culture, to one that m…
 
Dharma Talk by Rev. WonGong (June/27/2021) presented to the members of the North Carolina Temple.www.wonbuddhismnc.orgRev. WonGong describes "Wholesome Dharma Affinity" in Won Buddhism (InYon, 因緣)She ends by singing a line from a Won Buddhism Hymn in Korean,"성불제중 인연이 되어지이다"(Sung Bool Jae Joong In Yonee Dae Oh Jee Yi Da)*원불교 성가 제127장 / 원하옵니다(心願頌)htt…
 
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