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Wonji Dharma
Works at Buddha Dharma University
Attended Orange Coast College
Lives in Kansas City, MO
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Well, I hope none of you are offended at what I am about to say, and of course that will be up to you. I often follow the words of the great Daoist Sage Laozi, "if you seek for the approval of others, you become their prisoner." I want to emphasize that thi...
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I named my son after this album, Olias Elrond Lynch, he was born in Germany in 1977
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The aspiration of the Five Mountain Zen Order is to become more loving in the manner of a Bodhisattva.
Our core belief is that “only love dispels hate.” We welcome into our practice and fellowship, all people, regardless of age, political affiliation, economic reality, education, ethnicity, faith history, family structure, gender identity, nationality, physi...
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The Importance of Understanding the Precepts and Their Value to the Sangha
The Reverend Songmin taking Novice precepts Vows at Sangha Weekend in Las Vegas. I don't normally do this, and I am making an exception. I am grading final exam papers right now and have gotten to grading the papers for the "Buddhist Precepts" class that I ...
The Reverend Songmin taking Novice precepts Vows at Sangha Weekend in Las Vegas. I don't normally do this, and I am making an exception. I am grading final exam papers right now and have gotten to grading the papers for the "...
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A Meeting of Two Bodhisattvas (Ven. Sunyananda & Rev. Jungmin)
Hello, and what an auspicious event we all just had the privilege of claiming witness to. I was overjoyed when I heard the news that these two Bodhisattvas were dedicating their vows in this beautiful space and that the ceremony was going to be consecrated ...
Hello, and what an auspicious event we all just had the privilege of claiming witness to. I was overjoyed when I heard the news that these two Bodhisattvas were dedicating their vows in this beautiful space and that the cerem...
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I don't understand. A Boddhisattva is now an appointed position awarded by an institution?
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+Wonji Dharma, great teacher--
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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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Other names
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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Currently
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 -