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Wonji Dharma
Works at Buddha Dharma University
Attended Orange Coast College
Lives in Kansas City, MO
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George Carlin - "I Gave up on my Species
Henry Colman and Jenni Matz conducted the interview in Venice, CA on December 17, 2007. George Carlin who was one of the Great Philosophers of the 20th Century discusses the state of the world in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries.  We are on a nice dow...
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The Eye of the Beholder
This is supposed to be a video about creativity with Photography, and unexpectedly they stumble upon the crux of our human experience. We taint everything we see through eyes that are distorting the truth (or reality or the fact) of each and every moment. W...
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The USA was not Founded on Chritianity: Post #1
Click on Image to Read or Download the Pamphlet I intend to prove through a series of posts that our Founding Fathers did not establish this Country as a Nation based upon the Christian Faith.  Therefore, let us start from the beginning of the revolution.  ...
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Why it Might be time to Bring Back The Fairness Doctrine
Fox News (An Entertainment Channel) claims that it has "Fair and Balanced" Reporting. I may be in the minority here but I feel they and the other networks are also not interested in News, they are interested in Entertainment or have a slanted agenda and are...
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1984 ~ A Prophecy that was Twenty Years too early
1984 ~ A Prophecy that was Twenty Years too early and was based on Communism, when it actually appeared in Capitalism Instead! I haven't written much commentary because I think this piece speaks for itself. Also, this theme has a common thread through out h...
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My opinion on Buddhism in the West.
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This is the first thing I thought of: 
" The  idea of some heavenly furniture or Neurotoxin."
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This is supposed to be a video about creativity with Photography, and unexpectedly they stumble upon the crux of our human experience. We taint everything we see through eyes that are distorting the truth (or reality or the fact) of each and every moment. W...
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Global Warming and the Paradox of Judeo Christian and Eastern Theology
Chief Seattle There is a fundamental issue which I may choose to develop more deeply on this subject; additionally, this appeared suddenly within my purview and I cannot hesitate to share it now. It concerns the sale of land to the United States of America ...
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The USA was not Founded on Christianity: Post #1A
Full Text of Common Sense by Thomas Paine. Even if you read it in school, it bares reading again. INTRODUCTION PERHAPS the sentiments contained
in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them
general favor; a long habit of not t...
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"Common Sense" is certainly is much shorter supply than "Conventional Wisdom," which is neither Wise nor Sensible.
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Etymology of the Name God  god ‎(plural gods) 1.    A deity. 1.   A supernatural, typically immortal being with superior powers. 2.   A male deity.  3.   A supreme being; God. The most frequently used name for the Islam...
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Education
  • Orange Coast College
    AA - Liberal Arts, 1980 - 1982
  • California State University, Long Beach
    BA - Psychology, 1982 - 1985
  • Buddhist Studies Institute - Los Angeles
    Doctorate - Buddhist Psychology, 2008 - 2012
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Ven. Dr. Paul Wonji Lynch
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Founding Zen Teacher of the Five Mountain Order and Zen Monk in both the Korean and Vietnamese Zen Lineages
Introduction
My interest is based in open dialogs within members of all of the spiritual traditions. My upbringing was founded within tolerance and exploration. My path which for a time was involved heavily in the area of Psychology eventually landed in an extreme respect for the Eastern Philosophy and Religion of Chán Buddhism. Although I feel drawn to this path personally I do not regard it as some way the correct or ultimate path to self discovery, it is merely the path that has seemed to make sense to me. There is a fundamental problem with our ability to communicate about Religious and Theological issues that somehow has not evolved at the same level that the scientific method has evolved with over the past few hundred years. I don’t negate Science or Quantum Physics and accept their findings, within the same realm that I also accept my own understanding of the unfolding of my life within each moment that I breathe. Our lives are complex and yet simple in their unfolding if we understand that we already are complete. I believe that we can help bridge the lack of understanding through open discussion. Our only resolve in life is to become more loving.
Work
Occupation
Zen Buddhist Monk
Employment
  • Buddha Dharma University
    Chancellor, 2008 - present
    Oversee the running of the University as well as teaching many courses on Buddhism, Sutras, Religion and Poetry.
  • Five Mountain Zen Order
    Founding Teacher, 2008 - present
    Oversee the running of the Order with the help of many capable Teachers to Assist our community as we finds new ways to reach those on the path.
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Kansas City, MO
Previously
Las Vegas, NV - Huntington Beach, CA - Orlando, FL - Fairfield, CA - Sulm, Germany - High Wycombe, UK - Marysville, CA - Edwards AFB, CA - Sheppard AFB, TX - Dublin, Ireland - Fontana, CA - San Clemente, CA - Hollywood, CA - Suisun City, CA - Modesto, CA -