Ambassadors of Peace and Goodwill

Ambassadors of Peace and Goodwill

Every August, prayers are held in the temples, where Buddhist practitioners come together as ambassadors of peace and goodwill to send out prayers and well-wishes to all around the world: family members, friends, strangers, the impoverished, the sick, the poor, ...
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2016 GEBIS Open House

Thank you for all your interest and responses to the 2016 GEBIS Open House.  Your encouragement and support has been heartwarming and has motivated us to work harder to pay back to the Island. Due to limited space at our monastery, GEBIS ...
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Spreading the “Rolls of Love”

Young student monks at the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society (GEBIS) recently made 300 rolls by hand, then delivered them to families needing food. Master Zhen-Ru, spiritual teacher of GEBIS, once told her disciples: "As a 'come from away' group who has been ...
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Master Zhen-Ru
Founder and Hononary Chairperson, GEBIS

Pursuit of the Noble Truth Master Zhen-Ru has been contemplating questions about life and death since childhood. She was born to a scholarly family in the Heilongjiang province of China, and as soon as she was able, she began the long ...
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2015 Vesak Celebreation @GEBIS

More than 50 members from several of our English Buddhist study groups on the Island, along with their friends and family members, have delightedly come to GEBIS on May 31 to participate in our 2015 Vesak Celebration.  It is an ...
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UPEI Seniors College @ GEBIS

GEBIS is privileged to have 15 guests from UPEI Seniors College on the morning of May 20.   For their last session of the “Religious Diversity in Canada” course, the Buddhist monastery became their classroom for a talk on Buddhism and ...
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When Monks meet UPEI

In MacDougall Hall 243 of the University of Prince Edward Island, April 2, 2015 was a day when the Monks from GEBIS made their encounter with University students for the course Religious Studies 102 -- RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD: EASTERN TRADITIONS ...
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Open House Success

Thank you Islanders for having made 2015 GEBIS Spring Fest such a success!  More than 1,100 people showed up on March 28 between 9:30AM and 4PM; and originally planned three sessions (2 hours each) have turned into non-stop celebration in our Little ...
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