Jinwol Lee


Dr. Jinwol Lee is a Buddhist Monk and Zen Master. He belongs to Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, the major traditional Mahayana Buddhism in Korea, and serves as the acting chairman of the Committee for Internal Relations. He is the President of URI Korea Multiple Cooperation Circle, and is a trustee of the URI Global Council, elected in the Asian Region in 2002. Formerly a professor of Buddhist Studies at the Seoul Graduate School of Buddhism and the Dean of Religious Affairs of Dongguk University, Jinwol is now a professor teaching Buddhist meditation and culture at the Department of Seon (Chan/Zen) Studies of Dongguk University at Gyeongju Campus, a thousand old capital city of Silla Dynasty. He is working as an Executive Committee Member of the Asian Conference for Religion and Peace. He was a member of the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development in South Korea. Having taken modern scholarship in 1984, he graduated from Dongguk, a Buddhist University then from Sogang, a Jesuit University in 1986. In 1990, he earned a masters degree (M.A. in Religious Studies) from the Graduate School of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1998, he obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Korea IDP

URI Korea held a Peace Forum at the downtown in Seoul on the 20th. URI Trustee and Regional Coordinator Jinwol Lee gave a keynote speech about the "Religions' Roles for Making Social Harmony and Peace." After the Forum we had a dinner and celebrated the eve of IDP.