Board of Trustees

Jae Sook Lee, Chairperson

  • Founder of International University of the East
  • President and Abbot of Seogwangsa Buddhist Temple
  • President of OM Meditation Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mi Ran Kim

  • President of International University of the East

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manakada Kemananda, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. in Jinayamsadipa, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand
    MA in Buddhist Studies, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Bangkok, Thailand
    MA in Sanskrit, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
    BA in Pali, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

John R. Phalen, Ph.D.

  • Sc.D. of Theology San Francisco Theology Seminary
  • MDiv. Berkeley at the Yale Divinity School
  • BA in Economics, Union College

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aparekke Punyasiri, Ph.D.

  • President & Abbot, Maithree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center
    Ph.D Candidate in buddhist Ministry, University of the West
    MA in Religious Studies, Temple University
    BA in Buddhist Philosophy and Pali, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

 

 

Pitakotte Seelaratana, Ph.D.

  • President & Abbot, Colorado Buddhist Viharaya Temple
  • Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, Uidok University, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • MA in buddhist Studis, Uidok University, Gyeongju, South Korea
  • BA in Buddhist Studies, Uidok University, Gyeongju, South Korea

 

 

Hye Wol Sunim

  • Buril International Zen Center, South Korea (Songkwangsa Monastery) 1983-1990
  • Korean Language, Korean Buddhist Culture, Korean Zen meditation
  • Polam Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 1982-1983
  • Chinese Buddhism, Chan Meditation, Chinese Monastery Activity
  • Wat Chanai Monastery, Thailand 1980-1982
  • Thai Buddhism, Thai Language, Meditation, Monastic Activity
  • Subhadrarama Pirivena Vidyayatanaya, Nugegoda, Srilanka 1977-1980
  • Sri Bodhiraja Bhikkuhu Training Center, Embilipitiya, Srilanka, 1977-1979
  • Pali Language, Buddhist Culture, Buddhism, Sinhala Language

 

Hee Jong You, Ph.D

  • Ph.D in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
  • MA in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
  • MBA (Computer Information Systems), University of the West
  • BA in Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies), University of the West
  • BA in Buddhist Studies, Fo Guang Shan Ts’ung Ling University