The Threefold Practice

The Threefold Study, which is our essential Way of practice, is the most necessary dharma for cultivating spirit and creating well-rounded character


To reduce and eliminate suffering caused by greed, anger and ignorance, we practice the Noble Eightfold Path. This Eightfold path is summarized as the Threefold Practice in Won Buddhism: Cultivation of Spirit; Inquiry into Human Affairs and Universal Principles; and Choice in Action. It is like cleaning, polishing, and utilizing our natural, intrinsic mirror or original mind that is perfect and complete, utterly impartial and selfless. These elements of the Threefold Practice are closely related to and complement one another like the three legs of a tripod; without one, the others cannot stand.