Crossing the River of Fear: Lessons from the Life of a Korean Buddhist Female Monk

Event time: 
Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
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Ven. Jeongmok is one of the most influential senior Buddhist Female Monks in South Korea today. Ordained in 1976, she received her BA in Zen studies and MA in social work. She went on to serve as Buddhist chaplain at Seoul National University Hospital. In 1997, she founded the Small Love Foundation, which provides financial support to families of children battling cancer. The abbess of Jeonggak Temple in Seoul, Ven. Jeongmok is especially well-known for her groundbreaking efforts in Buddhist media. In 1990, she began hosting a daily radio program with the Buddhist Broadcasting System. She went on to found Una Broadcasting, a YouTube channel with nearly a quarter million subscribers. Many of her talks center on healing, love, and wisdom, and are taught in a way that is accessible to people of all faiths. She is the author of several bestselling books, including Though the Snail Is Slow, It is Never Late (달팽이가 느려도 늦지 않다), The More You Empty Yourself, the More You Have (비울수록 가득하네), and Even Flowers Have to Make an Effort to Bloom (꽃도 꽃피우기 위해 애를 쓴다).