Vision & Mission


Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith Office envisions a world where all individuals and communities live in peace and harmony based on the Buddhist principles of interdependency and interconnectedness. We are inspired by the example of Master Sotaesan, the founder of Won Buddhism, who was also a champion of gender equality, international peace and global cooperation. As we openly embrace and work with all faiths we are encouraged to see a growing awareness that when we advocate Justice, equity and good conscience for all, we are also fostering sustainable economic and social systems. We hope to cultivate such heart based wisdom and compassion at the individual, community and global levels.


  • Promote interfaith understanding and cooperation
  • Cultivate inner wisdom and compassion
  • Overcome injustice
  • Create Culture of Peace
  • Understand Diversity
  • Work for Sustainable Environment