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President of Jogye Order

Ven. Seoljeong, the 35th President of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism

 

January 15, 1955
Receives novice ordination from Ven. Hyewon at Sudeoksa
March 7, 1958
Receives bodhisattva ordination from Ven. Seogam at Sudeoksa
March 15, 1961
Receives full Bhikkhu ordination from Ven. Dongsan at Beomeosa
April 1, 1965
Graduates the Haeinsa Sangha University
January 16, 1985 – December 12, 1988
Abbot of Sudeoksa
November 9, 1994 – November 8, 1998
Member of the 11th Central Council of the Jogye Order
May 31, 1996 – February 11, 1998
Most senior monk of the Deoksoong Comprehensive Monastery
June 17, 1997 – Present
Member of the Steering Committee for Sudeoksa Sangha University
November 10, 2000 – August 12, 2003
Leads Seon meditation practice at the Taego Seon Meditation Hall of Bongamsa
October 5, 2003 – October 4, 2007
Member of the Committee for Monastic Rank of the Jogye Order
November 8, 2003 – August 30, 2004
Leads Seon meditation practice at the Cheongryang Seon Meditation Hall of Sangwonsa
May 12, 2006 – August 27, 2007
Leads Seon meditation practice at the Seon Meditation Hall of the Deoksoong Comprehensive Monastery
May 19, 2008 – February 9, 2009
Leads Seon meditation practice at the Seon Meditation Hall of the Deoksoong Comprehensive Monastery
2011
Awarded the title of daejongsa, or “most eminent monk,” at Haeinsa by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism
November 5, 2014 – November 4, 2017
Member of the Committee for Monastic Rank of the Jogye Order
April 27, 2017 – September 15, 2017
Member of the 8th Council of Elders
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