What we're about

The Won Buddhist Meditation Center of Valley is located in North Hills, California.

We welcome all people interested in expanding opportunities for peace and happiness through many types of meditation and mindfulness training.

In the spirit of open community, we welcome everyone.

http://www.wonbuddhismvalley.org

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* Meditation

It is a practice that calms delusive thoughts and manifests one’s true nature.

It is a method that causes the fire energy to descend and the water energy to ascend.

Meditation is a blessed practice of living in the moment.

Meditation embodies the here and now.

When I meditate, I breathe together with the whole universe.

When I meditate, I become one with the universe.

When I meditate, I am the universe.

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* What is Practice?

Spiritual practice is returning to our home, our true self, through discovering our original nature, which is inherently wise and compassionate, lacking nothing.

When the ripples disappear from the surface of a lake, the moon is reflected accurately. Similarly, spiritual practice begins with calming down and concentrating our minds. From the surface of a calm, tranquil and focused mind, wisdom, compassion, inner happiness and freedom will arise

Buddhist practice aims to lead all practitioners to be free from suffering.

The root of our suffering is our ego. All of our desires and wandering thoughts originate from our sense of self. Everything is of our mind’s creation. This world and our lives are the manifestation of our minds.

Therefore, the goal of Buddhist practice is awakening to the empty nature of ourselves, dwelling in our true self which is in reality no-self.

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* What is Won Buddhist Practice?

Traditional Buddhist practice emphasizes the realization of our original mind. Won Buddhist practice puts more emphasis on using our mind.

Ven. Sotaesan, the founding master of Won Buddhism, said that a living religion or practice is not separate from our ordinary lives, and that Buddhadharma exists for the sake of our life, not the other way around. Won Buddhist practice is characterized by a balanced and simultaneous practice of the Threefold Practice in our daily lives.

Mindfulness in daily life is the essence of Won Buddhist practice.

Upcoming events (4+)

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Dharma Talk

Online event

Every Wednesday, we appreciate the opportunity to pause and cultivate a clear and calm state of mind together through meditation.

Rev. Jisoo will talk about 'Where is the root of disturbances?'

If you'd like to join, see you in the evening through this link:

Zoom Link for Wednesday Evening Meditation & Dharma Talk (7:00 pm)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366110887?pwd=eTBrRGtsYzhvc00vQ1lOeGgvTzhYQT09

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Saturday Dharma & Meditation

Won Buddhist Meditation Center

Every Saturday morning, in person, we pause to meditate together.
Let us nourish peaceful mind and cultivate wisdom through Dharma contemplation and meditation.

Rev. Jisoo will talk about 'The Life of Gratitude.'

* Program: Sitting meditation (30 min.), Walking meditation,
Lying Meditation, and Dharma Talk

* Warm-up exercise and stretching starts at 10:20 am.

We look forward to practicing with you.

For safety, please wear a mask indoors.
We welcome fully vaccinated and symptom-free practitioners.
May everyone stay healthy and safe!

Wednesday Evening Meditation & Dharma Talk

Online event

Every Wednesday, we appreciate the opportunity to pause and cultivate a clear and calm state of mind together through meditation.

If you'd like to join, see you in the evening through this link:

Zoom Link for Wednesday Evening Meditation & Dharma Talk (7:00 pm)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86366110887?pwd=eTBrRGtsYzhvc00vQ1lOeGgvTzhYQT09

Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Saturday Dharma & Meditation

Won Buddhist Meditation Center

Every Saturday morning, in person, we pause to meditate together.
Let us nourish peaceful mind and cultivate wisdom through Dharma contemplation and meditation.

Rev. Jisoo will talk about 'What is this that hear my voice right now?'

* Program: Sitting meditation (30 min.), Walking meditation,
Lying Meditation, and Dharma Talk

* Warm-up exercise and stretching starts at 10:20 am.

We look forward to practicing with you.

For safety, please wear a mask indoors.
We welcome fully vaccinated and symptom-free practitioners.
May everyone stay healthy and safe!

Past events (304)

Sunday Meditation & Yoga

Won Buddhist Meditation Center

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