About us

Mission Statement

Our Buddhist schools, in partnership with parents, work to instill and develop in our students the core virtues of kindness, filial piety, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship, integrity and humility. we provide an environment for our students to achieve their full academic potential and become outstanding citizens who will contribute to making their community and the world a better place.

 

Ideals

Instilling Goodness/Developing Virtue Schools are founded on the ideals set forth in the teachings of the Buddha. Accordingly, courses in Buddhist Studies are requisite for all students. Students of all faiths, however, are welcome.

Students benefit from a blend of Eastern and Western values and practices that encourages:

  • Good personal character
  • A broad, multicultural/international perspective
  • Academic excellence

In a unique environment on the grounds of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a major monastic training center, students gain a deep appreciation of their own spiritual natures and inherent wisdom.

Students cultivate specific skills for ethical leadership and service to humanity, with an emphasis on the eight core virtues of:

  • Filial piety for parents, teachers, and elders 孝
  • Kindness 慈 or 仁
  • Good Citizenship or Civic Virtue 忠
  • Trustworthiness 信
  • Respect 禮
  • Fairness 義
  • Humility 恥
  • Integrity 廉

 

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