The Yun Hwa Sangha

of World Social Buddhism

What is World Social Buddhism:

World Social Buddhism means following and applying the teaching of Buddha, which is the Dharma, throughout our daily lives amidst a social atmosphere. The Dharma helps us to improve our family life, relationships, businesses and professions and many other aspects of the social world, by keeping the mind clear and bright through the Buddhist practices, thereby benefiting ourselves and all others.

Social Buddhism can be traced back, directly to Shakyamuni Buddha. Our Dharma Master, Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim, is one of the few masters since Shakyamuni Buddha who teaches Social Buddhism. Her Daily Reminders show us how to go about life in a social environment, with wisdom and clarity. The meditation techniques that we learn from Dae Poep Sa Nim, which is our Yun Hwa meditation, are easily integrated into an often challenging daily life, providing us with great support, protection and clarity.

Social Buddhism, therefore, enables practitioners to free themselves from all confusions and blockages and to lead a self-determined, satisfying and positive life.

Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim

Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim is the founder and Supreme Matriarch of the Yun Hwa Denomination of World Social Buddhism. Dae Poep Sa Nim is the pioneer of a new “Social Buddhism”, bringing the timeless wisdom of the teachings of the Dharma into the heart of modern society.

Born in Korea, 1946, Dae Poep Sa Nim was 18 when She was recognized as enlightened by Her master and received transmission of enlightenment. Following the advice of Her Master, Dae Poep Sa Nim did not stay in Korea, but moved to the western world. For more than 25 years, Dae Poep Sa Nim travelled through many European countries, teaching Social Buddhism, supporting Her students and encouraging them to found centers, which are the Dharma Sahs in their country.

In 2002 Dae Poep Sa Nim stopped travelling and now resides at the Lotus Buddhist Monastery in the Big Island of Hawaii. From there, the Supreme Matriarch has many ways of teaching: Directly through retreats, which can be attended by students; through writing and sending the Daily Reminders to the students and subscribers; through creating Energy Spiritual Writing Paintings, which tremendously benefit all their owners, cooking the most exquisite and healthy food, creating beauty and showing at each moment what true compassion is. 

What the Yun Hwa Sangha of World Social Buddhism stands for:

Our Mission

is to inspire people to get to know Yun Hwa meditation practice and its community, so that their lives and the lives of others can be happy, meaningful and successful.

Our Vision

is to spread Yun Hwa Meditation practice and teachings so that people can find true happiness, and humanity can achieve world peace.

Mission of our Centers

Our Yun Hwa Dharma Sah’s and Meditation Centers are there to make it easy for people to get to know Yun Hwa practice, and inspire them to find their way to the teachings of the Yun Hwa Sangha, so that they can make their experiences with it.

Our Ethical Guidelines

Our Ethical Guidelines follow the framework of the Buddha’s Five Precepts, our Vows, which are known throughout the Buddhist world.

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The Daily Reminders

The Daily Reminders, also called the Daily Sutras, are daily messages that Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim issues in order to remind us how to be clear and help us live life correctly.

Without skipping a single day, for more than 28 years, Dae Poep Sa Nim has offered these precious teachings as a guide to support Yun Hwa Sangha practitioners in their complex and bustling social lives.
For most people, it is not easy to fully grasp and understand what it means to write such a profound text on a daily basis. Regardless of the situation or circumstances encountered on that day, Dae Poep Sa Nim has never wavered in Dae Poep Sa Nims dedication towards Dae Poep Sa Nims students.
With this daily effort, Dae Poep Sa Nim relentlessly helps Yun Hwa practitioners to always remain on the path of Buddha (the Absolute, the Truth), so that they may one day attain enlightenment.

Lotus Buddhist Monastery

The Lotus Buddhist Monastery (LBM) is the headquarters of the Yun Hwa Sangha. It was founded by the Supreme Matriarch Ji Kwang Dae Poep Sa Nim in 1993 and is located on Big Island, Hawaii. From there, Dae Poep Sa Nim teaches the practitioners in many ways. Three times a year (winter, May and summer) retreats of several weeks take place at the LBM, to which students travel mainly from Europe.

The LBM is located at a place of excellent energy, situated between the Mauna Kea and the ocean. It offers the purest air, clearest water and healthiest food.  Visitors to the monastery therefore benefit from their stay in terms of health. Above all, however, in the monastery it is possible to penetrate extraordinarily deeply into Buddhist practice under the guidance of Dae Poep Sa Nim.