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With keen observation, Won Buddhist practitioner, Nate Jackson (Won JaySon), points out how an imbalance of the spiritual and material in our lives blocks our ability to be at peace with ourselves and the world. His journey writing a dharma talk is an invitation to join him on a journey of self-compassion - a medicine that can free us to release ou…
 
Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple begins this prayerful meditation on gratitude with a reflection on Ven. SeungSan, a leader of Won Buddhism in Korea, who passed a few days ago. Deep gratitude for fellow beings extends not only to those we venerate, but also those who challenge us. Rev. WonGong reminds us that, "We are what we think, we are…
 
Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple shares the profound message we see in falling autumn leaves, that of "…drop, release, let go." People are like autumn leaves, individual and unique, yet all subject to the swirling winds of cause and effect. Like falling leaves we can let go and "go with the flow" of life.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org…
 
In this talk, Paula Sims (Won ShimJin) of the North Carolina Temple, takes us on a gentle journey in which she shares with us how prayer and gratitude has shaped her spiritual life. Paula describes how true prayer is much more than words, and how one-pointedness of mind developed through prayer can help us savor the joyfulness of gratitude.https://…
 
In this guided meditation, Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple both elaborates upon, and also focuses the mind, to become aware of the Fourfold Grace here and now. http://wonscripture.org/Main/SubIndex/jungjun020201Join her in surrendering to this grace which is so pervasive, like oxygen, that it may be under the radar in the midst of the bus…
 
In this delightful dharma talk, Rev. WonGong So explores the topic, "a mind that responds but does not abide anywhere." Through the versatile lenses of poetry, stories, Buddhist teachings, and wifi settings, she turns something that might seem esoteric into an accessible subject for contemplation.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org…
 
On this beautiful November day in the month of gratitude, Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple leads a guided meditation of gratitude, healing and peace. You are invited to sit quietly with our universal dharma community, resting in the still point of this present moment with the mantra, "I am grateful. All is grace."https://www.wonbuddhismnc.…
 
With a full heart Rev. WonGong expresses her deep gratitude for those who sustain the North Carolina Temple through monthly donations. She details how this community has been supported by hard-earned funds that came from minimum wage and odd jobs, to her intention to invest in the future by creating an endowment.Please consider making a contributio…
 
Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple gives us an open and honest assessment of the quality of her own practice in this dharma talk. She has come to realize that measuring one's meditation practice can be as simple as observing just how many thoughts cary our minds away (the fewer the better). Rev. WonGong presents practical ways we can achieve…
 
Rebecca Kameny (Won Hee), a member of the North Carolina Temple, explores the human experience of disappointment and how it can block us from experiencing equanimity. Using thoughtful examples, she shows how the Threefold Practice can help us navigate our way out of the tangle of disappointments we sometimes create for ourselves.https://www.wonbudd…
 
Rev. WonGong of the North Carolina Temple explains how the healthiest tree in the garden, an Arborvitae, is the one that is close to a water tap. Proximity to a popular resource insures this evergreen gets lots of loving attention, and it flourishes because of this. Temple practitioners can likewise nourish each other by meeting together, calling o…
 
In her Dharma talk, Rev. ZiYoung, Kyomunim at the North Carolina Temple, reflects on Buddhadharma in everyday life and discovers that Buddhadharma already 'is' everyday life! We can recognize this fact by "Requiting the Graces with One Mind" as explained by Master Daesan.Rev. ZiYoung gives us personal examples of what it means to requite graces and…
 
Pete Warshaw (Won JeeHo), a member of the North Carolina Temple, discusses the reasons for and path taken in updating Won Buddhism's entry in Wikipedia(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Won_Buddhism).Pete emphasizes that updating and clarifying this important resource is a community effort, and he also reminds us that many current practitioners were in…
 
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.orgDoor 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 …
 
Bonnie opens the North Carolina's Saturday service by sharing how she experiences dogs in her life in a real, direct way, and also in a metaphorical sense. She makes the distinction between knowledge in our heads and knowledge in our bodies.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/Door Won Buddhism
 
Rev. WonGong models and enlightens the Saturday service attendees of the North Carolina Temple on the finer points of meditating while noses and mouthes are "blanketed" with the coverings that have become a regular part of our lives. Even masks present us with an opportunity to practice!https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/…
 
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)…
 
In this Dharma talk, Rev. WonGong reminds us that we reap what we sow. We must tend to our "mind field" like farmers tend to their precious crops, and she outlines how we can do this.Presented to the members of the North Carolina Temple on Saturday, August 21, 2021.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/Door Won Buddhism
 
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…
 
In this Dharma talk Rev. WonGong introduces the concept of "no self" as changing aggregates and presents ways in which we can conceptualize true nature in the realm of Il-Won-Sang.Presented to the members of the North Carolina Temple on Sunday, August 8, 2021.https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/Door Won Buddhism
 
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/Door Won Buddhism
 
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