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Main History

 
  1980'
Year History
1985 Dec. 14 Nungin Sunwon opened in Samik Shopping Arcade in Seocho-dong Seocho-gu Seoul, Korea
First issue of the Center¡¯s newspaper, ¡®Nungin Sunwon¡¯ published
1986 Mar ¡®Nungin Sunwon¡¯ begun to be published every other week
1986 Mar. 4 Nungin Buddhism School opened
1986 May.16 Buddha¡¯s Birthday Celebration Event performed
1986 Jun.5 Nungin Choir formed
1987 Mar.3 Night class of Nungin Buddhism School opened
1987 Jul.12 Dharma Service for Youth & College Students begun
1987 Aug. Scholarship Committee of Nungin Buddhism School started
1987 Sep. Alumni Association of Nungin Buddhism School organized
1987 Dec. First Art Festival of Middle & High School Students of Nungin Sunwon held
1988 Feb. Donation Campaign for Temple Construction launched Sutra seminar courses of Nungin Buddhism School opened
1988 Jun. Nungin Sunwon as Welfare Foundation approved
1988 Dec.25 Dharma Service for enshrining Buddha held Nungin Dharma Services Manual published
  1990'
Year History
1990 Jan. Songs of a Monk and Tomorrow's Door Opens by Prayer of Venerable Jigwang published
1991 Mar. ¡®Toward Eternity, Toward Nirvana of Venerable Jigwang published
1991 Dec. Those who Give up Big Win Big of Venerable Jigwang published
1992 Jan. Nungin Sunson¡¯s structure reorganized to 25 regional team system
1992 May 28 The Ground Breaking Ceremony for constructing Nungin Community Service Center held
1993 May 28 First Nungin Art Festival held
1993 Aug. The titles of regional team leaders of Home Dharma Services changed
1993 Oct.. Dharma Services for celebrating putting up the ridge beam and copying sutras of Nungin Sunwon
1993 Dec. You & I are not Two of Venerable Jigwang published
1994 May 20 Donation Campaign for Temple Construction launched Sutra seminar courses of Nungin Buddhism School opened
Dec. Pain and Joy are One of Venerable Jigwang published
1995 Jun. Nungin Lantern published
Aug. 11 Nungin Sunwon moved to the new temple at Poi-dong
Dec. 1 Nungin General Welfare Services Center opened
Dec. 5 Cultural classes provided by Nungin General Welfare Services Center
Dec. 7 Dharma Service for enshrining Buddha of the Main Dharma Hall held
Dec. 9 Wedding Hall opened
1996 Mar. 1 The name of Nungin Buddhism School changed to Nungin School of Buddhist Studies
Apr. 8 Charnel Hall in the Center completed
Sep. 2 Lantern of Wisdom, No. 1, the text of Home Dharma Services, published
Sep. 7 Jakarta Branch, Indonesia, opened
Nov. 16 General Meeting for Foundation of Nungin Credit Union held
Dec. 5 Nungin Sunwon¡¯s first sports games held
Dec. 29 The building of Nungin General Welfare Services Center received the Korean Architecture Award
1997 Mar. 4 Nungin School of Advanced Buddhist Studies opened
May 31 Nungin Membership Card issued
Sep. 10 Nungin Buddhism Propagation Institute, Incorporated Foundation, founded
Dec. 27 Kuk Nyung Temple, Nation-defending Buddhism Seminary, and Nungin Sunwon registered in Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
1998 May 22 Nungin General Welfare Services Center approved
Oct. 15 Ground Breaking Ceremony for restoring Kuk Nyung Temple held
1999 Jun. 29 Dharma Service for putting up the ridge beam of Kuk Nyung Temple held
Sep. 10 Nungin Cooperative Society (Blue Country) opened
Sep. 16 Great Prayer Ceremony for Mountain Deity of protecting Kuk Nyung Temple, and Dharma Service for putting up the ridge beam of Mountain Deity Shrine of Kuk Nyung Temple held
Oct. 28 Nungin Buddhism Research Center held a seminar
Dec. 26 Dharma Service for Engraving Great Buddhist Work held
  2000'
Year History
2000 Mar. Eternal Light of Life and Star, Me, and dear Buddha of Venerable Jigwang published
Oriental Medical Clinic, moxibustion research center, opened Alliance with Anyang Correctional Facility made
Jun. Vimalakrit's Light Illuminating this World of Venerable Jigwang published
The Center Received Grand Prix in Lotus Lantern Festival
Oct. 2 Venerable Jigwang lectured at Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
2001 Jan. 10 Venerable Jigwang delivered a sermon in Indonesia
Mar. Deungnyoung Temple, Gwanak Branch of the Center, opened
Jun. 18 Venerable Jigwang lectured at Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Sep. 10 The Center issued electronic membership card
Oct. 29 First Dharma Service for Enshrining Copied Sutras at Kuk Nyung Temple
Nov. Moxibustion & Truth of Great Universe of Venerable Jigwang published
2002 Jan. 28. The name of the biweekly newspaper of the Center, ¡®Nungin Sunwon,¡¯ changed to ¡®Nungin News¡¯
Mar. 16 Dharma Service for Celebrating Completion of Avalokiteshvara Hall held
Sep. 10 Information Technology Center opened
Sep. 11 Dharma Service for Celebrating Completion of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva of the Ancestral Shrine held
Oct. 2 Dharma Service for Celebrating Completion of Three (3) Buddhas at Kuk Nyung Temple held
Oct. 7 Electric membership card issued in affiliation with Samsung Card Co.
Dec. That Deep Blue Sky and I are One of Venerable Jigwang published.
TI (Temple Identity, same meaning of CI = Corporate Identification) Declared
2003 Feb. 15 Full Moon Prayer held
Full Moon Prayer Books published
Apr. 17 Dharma Service for Celebrating Completion of Altar Portrait of Three Sages Shrine, Kuk Nyung Temple held
Jun. 9 The Center received Grand Prix in the Lotus Lantern Festival
Jul. 23 Dharma Service for Lightening Avalokiteshvara & Full Moon Lantern held
2004 Jan. 7 First Sutra Seminar class opened
Jan. 10 The Center hosted 3RD World Youth Buddhist Forum
Jan. 18 Youngheung Temple, Bangkok Branch, Thailand opened
Jul. 15 Yongjang Temple, Suwon Branch, opened
Nov. 27 Dharma Service for Celebrating 20TH Anniversary of the Center held at Jamsil Indoors Gymnasium
Dec. 12 Completion Ceremony of Three (3) Buddhas in Grand Buddha Square of the Center held
2005 Apr. 16 Ceremony for Enshrining Ten Thousand Buddhas at Kuk Nyung Temple held
Sep. 11 Ceremony for Opening Nungin Youth Center & Completion Ceremony for Enshrining the Youth Center held
Sep.16-19 Tibetan & Korean Youth Festival at the Korea Thanksgiving Holiday
(Chusuk, August 15 by the lunar calendar) held
Oct. 16 Completion Ceremony of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva in the Second Ancestral Shrine held
Oct. 25 First Nungin Bazaar (Pleasure of Sharing, the first) held
Nov. 1 Ground Breaking Ceremony for International Graduate School of Buddhism and Grand Dharma Service for Dedicating One million Buddhas Shrine
Dec. 14-29 Global Hope, the Relief Team for Pakistan, sent
Dec. 25 Dharma Service for Celebrating 21ST Anniversary of Nungin Sunwon
2006 Jan. Bulgwang Temple, Tianjin Branch, China opened
Mar. 6 First Nungin Youth School of Buddhist Studies opened
Apr. 2 Nungin True Love Propagation Group formed
Apr. 7 Global Hope School opened in Kawai, Pakistan
Apr. 20 Sukryoung Temple, Ilsan Branch, opened
Apr. 23 General Meeting for Foundation of YBA held
Jul. 16 General Meeting for founding the 'Meeting of Koreans of Loving Our Rice' held
2007 Jan.14 Bulgwang Temple, Toronto Branch, Canada opened
Apr. 8 Tuexdo Branch, NY, USA opened