Visitors from Sister School Discover Humanistic Buddhism February 26, 2020

Branksome Hall, Toronto’s only all-girls, all-years International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Grade 4 students, teachers and parents, a group of 49 people visited Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto to explore and discover Humanistic Buddhism.  The visitors expressed their admiration and appreciation for the Temple’s magnificent architecture and warm welcoming atmosphere as well as the collection of rich educational and cultural workshops for students.


Venerable Chueh Fan, the abbess of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto, welcomed the girls at the Main Shrine. She introduced the history of the temple and function of the main shrine. The girls listened attentively and actively raising hands to ask questions, such as the meaning of Buddhist statues, hand gestures, showing their enthusiasm for learning new experiences. Venerable Chueh Fan explained the embodying compassion in Buddhist statues, hand mudras, and various offerings.


Within the 2-hour temple tour, the visitors not only discovering Buddhist culture and art, but also experiencing Chinese calligraphy and hand crafts. The most successful people in life have open minds, each of the girls showing their love of learning and respect.