Welcome to

Jung Myung Sa Buddhist Temple

"All tremble at violence. Life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill."

- Dhammapada 130 -

About Us

"Korean Buddhism In New York"

As a religious organization though it is small, we would like to share with people our vision that has been nourished by Korean Buddhism that has a long and rich history.


Since 1995

Jung Myung Sa is a Buddhist Temple affiliated to Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. Being located in Flushing, Queens, New York, it was founded by Ven. Gilsang for Korean immigrant Buddhists and other people living in New York.

Relocation 1997

Later, in order to better facilitate our practice, Jung Myung Sa was moved to the current location with the help of Master Chung-hwa sumin, who wrote the calligraphy of  the temple signboard, Jung Myung Sa (淨命寺).

Reopening 2008

In completing Ven. Gilsang's 1000 days retreat and prayer, Jung Myung Sa was reopened with the new three stories modern building that was possible through helps and supports of Korean Buddhist community.


Until now, we have mainly focused on  Korean Buddhist community. In addition to this, we are currently looking forward to having our English services for American people and other immigrations.



Saturday English Dharma Service


Every Saturday 10:30am

We offer Weekly Meditation Retreat at our temple every Saturday from 10:30 am. By offering weekly public service, we would like to share the wisdom of what the Buddha taught. With pleasure, we invite everyone, who wants to make Buddhism together in this land." Anyone who is interested in Buddhism or "making Buddhism" to better appear in America can join our weekly service.

Meditation Course for Beginners


Every Saturday 3:00-4:30pm

We offer an introductory meditation course for people who want to learn the foundation of Buddhist meditation. It is four weeks course that starts at the first Saturday of every month.

Fee by $50 of suggested donation
Registration Required

 Seon Yoga

Every Sat/Sunday 8:30am

We offer Seon Yoga for the balance of mind and body.

Free Class for Everyone.
No registration requried.

Contact Us



162-11 Sanford Ave,
Flushing NY 11358





Our Community



Ven. Doshine

Doshin Sunim is a Korean Buddhist monk, who came to Jung Myung Sa in 2010. After Ven. Gilsang Sunim who founded Jung Myung Sa, he has been the abbot and President of the temple since 2013. 



Jeon, Sanglakhang

As a devoted Buddhist lady, Sanglakhang  Bosalnim is indispensable figure for Jung Myung Sa while taking care of so many things for the congregation. She might be the first person whom you run into when you visit Our temple.


Kitchen Master

Shin, Joo-bong

For the communal meal service that JMS provides after every Sunday Dharma service, Mrs. Shin has given her limitless time and devotion.She is always careful with choosing ingredients for cooking because she knows how important nourishing human body is for mind.