Revered Korean Dharma master and social activist, Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님), will embark on his first tour of Europe and North America since the pandemic, giving a series of in-person Dharma lectures titled “Casual Conversation with the Fri. Pomnyun Sunim: Come talk about life, wisdom and happiness. His tightly packed itinerary will run from September 1 to 22, crossing 21 cities – six in Europe and 15 in North America – with 23 Dharma lectures scheduled: 14 in Korean and nine in English.
“The wait is finally over! Fri. Pomnyun Sunim is giving Dharma lectures in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Britain for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the Jungto Society, the international Buddhist community founded by respected Korean master Seon, in a statement. shared with BDG. “We are very happy to have this opportunity to come together in person, learn and share the wisdom of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. Save the date and register!
Fri. Pomnyun Sunim has been acclaimed in South Korea and around the world for his unique and accessible style of Dharma teaching, which follows an informal question and answer format during which participants are encouraged to raise any questions that concern them. . The lectures are structured with the aim of helping people become aware of their own inner contradictions or ignorance, providing them with the tools and understanding to relieve their own suffering, in the tradition of the historical Buddha.
“Anyone seeking to better understand life – from personal issues to social and global issues, to the essential questions of existence – can ask Ven. Pomnyun Sunim for his insightful perspective, which can help them understand the truth about what matters to him and what doesn't matter at all,” explained the Jungto Society. “The Ven. Pomnyun Sunim listens to people and guides them based on the Buddha's teaching, helping them understand and see their situation from a different perspective.
The European stage of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim's Korean-only tour will include:
Frankfurt - September 1st
Düsseldorf – September 2
Berlin – September 3
Munich – September 4
Paris – September 5
London – September 6
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“These events are open to everyone and free of charge,” noted the Jungto Society. “However, due to the limited number of places available, we strongly recommend that you register in advance to guarantee your place. »
The North American portion of Ven. Pomnyun Sunim's Dharma program includes dates in Korean and English. These Dharma talks with English interpretation are as follows:
Seattle, WA – September 9
Los Angeles, CA – September 11
San Diego, California – September 12
San Hose, California – September 13
Boston, Massachusetts – September 15
Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 19
Columbus, Ohio – September 20
rockville, maryland – September 22
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Dates in Korean in North America are as follows:
Seattle, WA – September 7
Vancouver, British Columbia – September 8
Buena Park, California – September 10
Los Angeles, CA – September 11
Dallas, Texas – September 14
Toronto, Ontario – September 16
Tenafly, New Jersey – September 17
Flushing, New York – September 18
Alexandria, Virginia – September 21
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Fri. Pomnyun Sunim is a revered Korean teacher, author, and social activist. He has founded numerous organizations, initiatives and projects around the world, including: JTS Korea, an international humanitarian aid organization working to eradicate poverty and hunger; Jungto Society, a voluntary community based on the teachings of the Buddha and dedicated to solving modern social problems that lead to suffering; Ecobuddha, an organization focused on environmental ethics and sustainable living based on the teachings of the Buddha; and Good Friends, which promotes reconciliation and cooperation between North and South Korea and provides humanitarian aid to North Koreans. Fri. Pomnyun Sunim also works closely with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB).
In October 2020, the Niwano Peace Foundation in Japan presented the 37th Niwano Peace Prize to Ven. Pomnyun Sunim in recognition of his international humanitarian work, his intensive environmental and social activism, and his tireless efforts to build trust and goodwill between communities of different faiths and cultures, towards the goal of world peace .*
* Buddhist monk Ven. Pomnyun Sunim receives the 37th Niwano Peace Prize (BDG)