Rev. Yoo

Rev. Dosung Yoo

Director, Won Dharma Retreat Center

Rev. Dosung Yoo is dedicated to modernizing Buddhist thought and tenets so that they are accessible and useful in enriching everyday life.  Currently, Rev. Yoo is at the Won Dharma Center in upstate New York actively building a spiritual community in support of practitioners from various traditions to realize their inner life and peace.  Through the interconnected oneness of this community, they strive to contribute to a more wholesome and enlightened world.
A teacher and lecturer of meditation, Buddhism, and the Won Buddhist dharma in the United States and in Korea, he is currently serving as the Retreat Director and a resident teacher at the Won Dharma Center in Claverack, New York; and, previously, at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies near Philadelphia.
He is a writer, editor, and translator: the author of Thunderous Silence: A Formula for Ending Suffering, a practical, contemporary guide to The Heart Sutra (Wisdom Publications, 2013); publisher and translator of The Method of Sitting Meditation from the Scriptures of Won Buddhism by His Holiness Chwasan (Won Media, 2018); and, an accomplished translator of Korean dharma teachings.
He was ordained a Kyomunim, a minister in the Won Buddhist Order, in 1994 and served as minister at the Seoul Meditation Center (1994-2000).
He has led retreats and taught meditation, Buddhism and Won Buddhist Dharma in Seoul, Korea, and throughout the United States. He served as a minister at the Won Buddhist Temple of Philadelphia and also taught at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies near Philadelphia, as well as at other Won Centers throughout North America.
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