The Reverend Bo Deok (Sunim) 보덕스님 Rev. Bo Deok serves as Sami Sunim. She began studying and practicing Buddhism in 2010. Rev. Bo Deok professed her Three Refuge and Five Precept Vows in 2015 and monastic vows within White Lotus Haven Zen of Connecticut in 2019. Bo Deok Sunim’s commitment to practice is clear and strong, and her generous heart is evident in the many ways in which she serves the fourfold sangha.
The Reverend Bo In (Sunim) 보인스님 Rev. Bo In serves as Sami Sunim. She became interested in Buddhist teachings while studying comparative religions in college. After graduation, she began formal meditation practice and study within the Buddhist Tibetan tradition. Over time, Rev. Bo In explored Shin, Vietnamese, and ultimately, Korean Buddhist traditions. She professed her Three Refuge and Five Precept Vows in 2016 and monastic vows within White Lotus Haven Zen of Connecticut in 2020. Bo In Sunim’s joyful perseverance and commitment to service are at the heart of her practice.