The Yun Hwa Sanghaof World Social Buddhism
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:
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.
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.
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.