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Buddhist Campus Ministry

"Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart, should one cherish all living beings." ~From the Karaniya Metta Sutta

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Welcome to Buddhism at UMass Dartmouth!  The Buddhist traditions are diverse - so diverse that some would say Buddhism is not one religion, just as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are three different religions with certain common roots and overlapping features.  While it is good to settle into one practice and go as deeply as one can go, a great deal can be learned by exploring other traditions as well.

Buddhism at UMass Dartmouth is a resource for students, faculty, and staff interested in Buddhist teachings and practice.  There is currently no Buddhist group on campus, but if you are interested in organizing something, please reach out to Venerable Haemin.

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Venerable Haemin (pronounced "Hey Meen") is a fully ordained monk in the Taego Order of Korean Buddhism.  However, he started exploring various forms of Japanese Buddhism in his teens and 20's, particularly while an exchange student in Japan in high school and college.  He later became a novice monk in the Tibetan tradition, studied abroad in South Korea and Nepal, and lived at a Vietnamese temple for two years as well.  Venerable also has a Master of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration in Buddhism and a Master of Divinity for Buddhist Chaplaincy, both from the University of the West, a Buddhist university in the Los Angeles area.

Contact Venerable Haemin at 508.999.8872 (The Center for Religious and Spiritual Life) or at haemin.scovillepope@umassd.edu







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