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Dharma Sharing: Ven. Pomnyun Sunim to Give In-Person Teachings in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America

Image courtesy of Jungto Society

The revered Korean Dharma master and socially engaged Buddhist activist Venerable Pomnyun Sunim (법륜스님) will this year give an international series of in-person Dharma talks titled simply “Casual Conversation with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim.” Sunim’s itinerary will run from 29 April–20 September, with 13 Dharma talks currently scheduled in five countries—Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

“In-person Casual Conversations with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim in 2024 are now open for registration,” Jungto Society told BDG “The events will be held in New York, Boston, Dallas, Washington, DC, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Sydney, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles from 29 April to 20 September. The events are free and open to all. Secure your seat to discover the path to happiness and freedom.”

Ven. Pomnyun Sunim has earned acclaim in South Korea and internationally for his unique and accessible style of Dharma instruction, which follows an informal Q+A format in which participants are invited to raise any issues that concern them. The Dharma talks are structured with the aim of helping people to realize their own inner contradictions or ignorance by providing them with the tools and understanding to alleviate their own suffering, in the tradition of the historical Buddha.

“Ven. Pomnyun Sunim has been engaged in dialogue with the public for decades, sharing the Dharma with people from various religious and cultural backgrounds,” Jungto Society remarked. “His unique approach to tackling life’s challenges, grounded in the original teachings of the Buddha, offers clear and easily accessible insights. Through his guidance, many have found immediate peace of mind and the confidence to face life’s challenges without despair or stress.”

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Ven. Pomnyun Sunim. Image courtesy of Jungto Society

Ven. Pomnyun Sunim is a widely revered Korean Dharma teacher, author, and social activist. He has founded numerous organizations, initiatives, and projects across the world, among them: JTS Korea, an international humanitarian relief organization working to eradicate poverty and hunger; Jungto Society, a volunteer-based community founded on the Buddha’s teachings and dedicated to addressing modern social issues 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 the North and South Korea, and provides humanitarian aid to North Koreans. Ven. 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, intensive environmental and social activism, and his tireless efforts to build trust and goodwill between communities of different faiths and cultures, toward the goal of world peace.*

Buddhist Monk Ven. Pomnyun Sunim Awarded the 37th Niwano Peace Prize (BDG)

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In-Person Casual Conversation with Ven. Pomnyun Sunim in 2024 (Jungto)

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JTS America
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