Ven. Chung Ohun Lee, Ph.D.

1-2-chungExecutive Director

Ven. Dr. Chung Ohun Lee is on 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 Won Buddhism of Manhattan (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.

Rev. Eunju Nam

Rev.-NamAssociate Representative to the United Nations

Rev. Eunju Nam is a minister of the Manhattan Won Buddhist temple 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, Iksan, Korea, majoring in Won Buddhism, and earned her M.A. in Won Buddhist Studies at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA.


Laura Samuels

s Laura1Programming Consultant

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.

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