College Profile: Won Institute of Graduate Studies
The Won Institute is unique in its attempt to bring ancient Eastern healing and spirituality practices that focus the mind, heal the body, and cultivate the spirit into an American academic setting.
The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide quality graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well-being of individuals and society. It is guided by the conviction that meditation is essential to spiritual cultivation, and that spiritual cultivation is necessary to balance material and technological advances.
In the spirit of creating a unique learning environment, our academic community includes students who focus on all aspects of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Some students are here to become Won Buddhist ministers (kyomu) and spiritual lay leaders. They bring a sense of the importance of spiritual guidance. Some students are here to become teachers and users of meditation. This includes social workers, teachers, psychologists, and other professionals who are here to learn how to apply meditative techniques to their professional practice. Some students are here to become healers. These are students wishing to become acupuncturists, who also realize that meditation is an integral component in the healing process.
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The mission of the Won Institute of Graduate Studies is to provide graduate-level professional education and training in the practical applications of spirituality and the healing arts for the well being of individuals and society. It is guided by the conviction that meditation is essential to spiritual cultivation, and that spiritual cultivation is necessary to balance material and technological advances.
||Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
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||Employment services for students||No
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||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||ROTC: Air Force||
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|Open admission policy
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||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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