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Jung Myung Sa

New york

Jung Myung Sa


Our vision

Jung Myung Sa is a Buddhist Temple affiliated to Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. It is located in Flushing, Queens, New York, where many Korean immigrant people live. As a Buddhist institution though it is small, we would like to share the vision that was passed down from the founder of Buddhism for the sake of people and their well-being in the land of freedom, equality and opportunity.

Especially, we pay attention to Buddhist scripture among many Buddhist practices since we believe what the Buddha taught can fundamentally be the remedy for various issues that make people suffer socially, culturally, politically, and psychologically. 

Currently, we try to build up a Buddhist library in our temple so people can easily reach to various Buddhist texts.  


Since 1995

Our History
Since 1995

Jung Myung Sa was founded by Ven Gilsang in 1995 for the benefits of Korean immigrant Buddhists and other Americans, who are interested in Buddhist teaching, practice,  and spirituality. Jung Myung means for living that is pure, virtuous, and righteous. This is the motto of our temple and congregation. 

Relocating in 1997

 Later, it was moved to the current location with the help of the Master, Ven. Chung-hwa sumin, who wrote the calligraphy of  the temple signboard, Jung Myung Sa (淨命寺).

Reopening in 2008

 After Ven. Gilsang’s 1000 days retreat and prayer, Jung Myung Sa was reopened with into the new three stories building that was possible to happen through the help and support of congregation. 


Until now, we have mainly focused on immigrations of Korean Buddhist community. In addition to this, we are currently looking forward to having our English services for American people and other immigrations such as meditation, yoga, scriptural reading class, etc. Please do join us. 

"Just as a mother would protect her only child with her life even so let one cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.

Metta Sutta

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do let us know. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

  • +718-358-9545
  • 162-11 Sanford Ave, Flushing, New York, 11358, USA

Jung Myung Sa New York
Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism