The mission of Instilling Goodness and Developing Virtue Schools
is to provide a unique East/West education that emphasizes
ethics, character development, excellence in scholarship,
social responsibility and service, leadership, and
development of individual potential.
The schools are proud to be based on the ideals of the
Buddha's teachings, and courses in Buddhist Studies are a
requisite for all students. However, students of all faiths
are welcome to attend the schools.
At Instilling Goodness and Developing Virtue Schools,
students benefit from a blend of Eastern and Western values
and practices that encourages the development of:
● Good personal character
● Abroad, multicultural and international perspective
● Academic excellence
In a unique monastic
environment on the campus of a Buddhist University at the
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, students gain a deep
appreciation of their own spiritual nature and inherent
With an emphasis on:
● Respect for parents, teachers, and elders
● Empathy • Good citizenship • Trustworthiness
● Propriety • Social justice • Humility
.. .students cultivate specific skills for ethical
leadership and service to humanity.
With the example of volunteer teachers and staff who strive
to be unselfish and ethical, students are challenged to
cooperation, compassion, benevolence, and achievement.
With a value on high academic standards, students fulfill
their intellectual potential.
With the Six Guiding Principles of the City of Ten Thousand
Buddhas as an integral part of day-to-day campus life:
● No Fighting (cooperation)
● No Greed (generosity)
● No Seeking (contentment)
● No Selfishness (selflessness)
● No Pursuit of Personal Advantage (service)
● No Lying (truthfulness)
.. .students are inspired to cultivate their own wisdom.