Ven. Chung Ohun Lee
Ven. Chung Ohun Lee, Ph.D.

Ven. Dr. Chung Ohun Lee is the Supreme Council of Won Buddhism, spiritual teacher, visionary activist and international leader in the movement of interreligious dialogue and cooperation. As the Guiding Spiritual Teacher of WBM, Chung brings Won Buddhist spirituality to her Sangha (community) and international audiences.
She teaches the Won Buddhist philosophy of spiritual stability and freedom from the mindless and unceasing pursuit of materialism. Chung is noted for imparting Buddha dharma on a personal, community and global level. 

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Rev. Doyeon Park

Rev. Doyeon Park is a Kyomunim, literally meaning one who devotes oneself to teach Buddha dharma in the Won Buddhist tradition. She has served as a minister of the Manhattan Won Buddhist Temple and an associate representative of Won Buddhism to the United Nations since 2008. Also she serves as the Buddhist Religious Life Advisor at Columbia University and as the Buddhist Chaplain at New York University

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Rev. Eunju Nam

Rev. Eunju Nam is a minister of the WBM and an Associate Representative of Won Buddhism to the United Nations. Rev. Nam started her monastic training in 2003. She graduated from Won Kwang University in Korea, and earned her M.A. in Won Buddhist Studies at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies in USA. 

Ordained as a Won Buddhist minister in December 2012, she began her minister's life at the Won Dharma Retreat Center in Claverack, NY. While in Claverack, Rev. Eunju helped administer many retreats. 

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Won Joong Shim, Kimball Jones, Ph.D.

Kimball Jones, Won Joong Shim, began attending the temple and practicing meditation and Won Buddhism in April 1994, the first year of WBM and became a full member by receiving Dharma name as Won Joong Shim in 1995. He served as chair of the Program Council and Sangha Council of WBM. After his sixteen years of consistent practice of Won Buddhism, Kimball was appointed as a WBM lay teacher by Ven. Ohun Chung Lee in April, 2010.

Kimball earned his MDiv in Psychiatry and Religion and his PhD in Psychiatry and Religion at Union Theological Seminary/Columbia.

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Won Do, Laura Samuels

Laura, Won Do, began attending the Manhattan Temple since it opened in 1994. She actively supports various special events held by the Temple and leads moving meditation and chi kung practice during retreats.  She integrates Won Buddhist practice into her daily life to balance the demands of family and a career in health care. 

After sixteen years of consistent practice of Won Buddhism, Laura was appointed to the position of WBM Lay Teacher by Ven. Ohun Lee in April 2010.

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