Joongang Sangha University was founded by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, as a modern educational institute for Buddhist monks or nuns. University teaches & researches the principles and means of practice of Buddhism and its related studies. It proposes to cultivate each student’s ability to spread Buddhism wisely and compassionately with unbiased disciplined practice. Since the school was opened in 1979, moreover 1,200 buddhist disciples were graduated.
University has a mission to cultivate the students’ abilities to become leaders of humankind. Therefore, we are offering a curriculum to the students to familiarize them with the principles of Buddhism and relevant subjects and a means of practice based upon the traditional Sangha practice. The monks or nuns of the Jogye Order entering into our university are cultivating their basic virtue primary as Buddhist monks or nuns from the life in Practice Houses and lectures of various subjects. The study of Sangha Buddhism is a study and research of the principles of Buddhism and the thoughts of Sangha. In this way, our education is in process with clear vision to cultivate leadership through practice and learning.
Academics: Our university commenced a new era of the Gimpo Campus from 2001. The Gimpo Campus is a magnificent seminary furnished with modern facilities and pleasant atmosphere, which is indebted to the Jogye Order for its positive interest and support. All members of our university will give full effort to establish Sangha academic tradition and embody the Sangha education. In 2003, our university was able to establish the Graduate School. With this momentum, we began to teach and research with an even better system and in-depth contents. The Graduate School will play an essential role in the development of a new form of Sangha Buddhism studies.
Research: The study of Sangha Buddhism is a study and research of the principles of Buddhism and the thoughts of Sangha. In this way, our education is in process with clear vision to cultivate leadership through practice and learning.
Undergraduate courses: Buddhism Studies, Buddhism Scripture Translation, Social Welfare, Sociology of Dissemination.