Guidelines for Student Visits

We appreciate students' interest in our Temple, and welcome you to visit us. Students who are visiting the temple for class projects are invited to attend either Saturday or Sunday at 10:00 (please do not come to our 6:30 am or Tuesday evening meditation since these are designed for quiet meditation).

Weekend Dharma & Meditation Service: Buddhism is rooted in practice as much as academic inquiry. Please respect others' practice by arriving on time, being respectful of others’ practice especially during the 20-25 minutes of silent sitting, and remaining until the service is completed. You may take notes during the dharma talk. Please wear loose-fitting clothing for your comfort.

Before visiting us: Please read the about Temple etiquette so you can better understand our purpose and how we function. The suggested donation per student for any program you are joining is $5.

Introductory Classes to Won Buddhism: If you would like to learn more about Won-Buddhism, consider attending this class, which is offered every other month. You can sign up on line. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and perhaps conduct a brief interview with one of our practitioners. It is not possible for us to provide detailed written responses to lists of questions about Won Buddhism or the Temple.

Photographs and Videos: Please make arrangements in advance with one of our priests. Taking photographs during meditation or dharma services is not encouraged, since it is distracting to the practice of others. If you plan to use photos in any publication, note that it is necessary to obtain permission from anyone shown in the photos.

  1. UNC Meditation Club: You are welcome to join the meditation club that meets on UNC's Student Union every Tuesday and Thursday (5:30 pm). Rev. Ginger leads meditation sessions there twice a month.