Membership of the Won Dharma Center (WDC) is open to everyone. We welcome people of all nationalities, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and spiritual backgrounds.
Becoming a Dharma Name Holder:
In Won Buddhism, receiving a dharma name is an acknowledgement of one’s commitment to practice and connection to this dharma community. It is a way to provide special opportunities to develop your practice.
We encourage you to become a dharma name holder. Please consult with us when you are comfortable with Won Buddhist teachings and practice, have regularly attended dharma services for at least a year, and have helped sustain our community with your time and financial support.
Dharma Name Ceremony
A Dharma Name Ceremony marks the beginning of your journey as a Won Buddhist. The refuge of a dharma name is not the culmination of study or of a process. It is a personal commitment to oneself and a public dedication to the path of awakening. Your Dharma Name is a reminder of your own divine Buddha Nature.
If you would like to have one-on-one interview with a kyomunim (Won Buddhist Priest) regarding receiving a dharma name, please contact us.