Membership of the Won Buddhism of Atlanta (WBA) is open to all, regardless of one’s faith in the spirit of open community. WBA is Open Circle, Open to People, Open to Community, Open Minded with Open Spirit. As you become comfortable with Won Buddhist teaching and practice through regular attendance at dharma service and meditation retreat, we encourage you to become a member. Becoming a member of the WBA is an acknowledgment of one’s connection to the Buddhist practice on the path of awakening. It is a way to make a commitment to practice and support our spiritual community, through mindfulness, regular retreat and voluntary service.
Your membership is crucial to building our community dedicated to awakening, compassion, and wisdom.
Full Membership with Dharma Name
Suggested Donation: $100 per month
Full Membership is for those who make a commitment to Won Buddhist practice and its actualization in daily life. It requires at least six months or more of regular weekly practice. It is commemorated by receiving of a Dharma Name that signifies the beginning of a new journey of spiritual practice to awaken to the Dharma.
Full Membership Benefits
- 20% discounts at Won Dharma Retreat Center
- 20% discounts on temple events
- Guidance from the Reverends
- Opportunity to share your practice through delivering a member’s talk
- Priority registration for Dharma Study Groups
Become a Member:
A Dharma Name Ceremony marks the beginning of your journey as a Won Buddhist. The refuge of a dharma name is not the culminations of study or of a process. It is a personal commitment to oneself and a public dedication to the path of awakening. Your Dharma Name is a reminder of your own divine Buddha Nature. By becoming a member of WBA, one makes commitment to uncover one’s own inner beauty and intrinsic goodness.