Master of Won Buddhist Studies
Won Institute Of Graduate Studies
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The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is the only institution of higher education outside of Korea, offering the study of Won Buddhism — a reformed Buddhism integrating Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian teachings. Advancing the study of Won Buddhist teachings is part of the core of the institute's mission. As the only institution in the United States offering the study of Won Buddhism, our two-year Master of Won Buddhist Studies program is specifically designed to present Won Buddhism within a Western context and to prepare students to practice and teach Won Buddhism. Our program's flexibility allows students to focus on their own areas of interest, such as moving meditation, the history of Buddhist philosophy, or the application of meditation. We serve both students wanting to become ordained ministers or lay leaders and students simply interested in learning more about Won Buddhism. All our students develop a deep understanding of Won Buddhist teaching and practice while building strong critical thinking, research, and academic writing skills. The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is the nexus of Won Buddhist Studies in the United States.