Hae Jin Sunim(Aaron Grenier) - Vice Bishop of Taego Order American Parish.
Hae Jin Sunim has the secular experiences that relate to the everyday person. His style is down to earth, with modern teachings on the Dharma. Hae Jin has practiced and studied many forms of Korean Buddhism over the past 15 years.
Hae Jin originally took precepts from Mu Gwan Sunim, Vinaya master of Haeinsa Temple in 2006 through the Korean Buddhist Assoc. of greater New York and later took the Bodhisattva precepts from Venerable Dr. Jongmae Park, Bishop of the overseas parish in the Taego Order.
After completing his studies through the Institute for Buddhist Studies, affiliated with the World Buddhist Institute and Dong-Bang Buddhist College of South Korea. Hae Jin Sunim was ordained via Seonam-Sa in South Korea.Rev. Hae Jin is the Abbot of Taego Buddhist Zen Center and Vice Bishop of Taego Order of Korean Buddhism in America. Rev. Hae Jin has studied and practiced various forms of Buddhist mediation and relaxation techniques that lead to self realization and understanding for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia and The Institute For Buddhist Studies- U.S.A / Dong Bang Buddhist College in Seoul, S. Korea with a certific of Clinincal Pastor Education from Bellevue Hospital in NYC. As a Buddhist monk Ven. Hae Jin has experience working with individuals, families, and couples with a wide range of issues as well as experience in pastoral caregiver, hospice and chaplaincy.
Ven. Hae Jin's practice helps people open to their experience so they can effectively create joy and meaning in their lives and let go of the life-patterns that limit them. Having spent years within a Buddhist order, he uses his training in mindfulness to help others explore their embodied mind and develop calm confidence.