who we are
The Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute is a monastery where nuns study and practice the teachings of Buddha. By striving for Buddha’s wisdom and compassion in all that we do, we hope to bring happiness to all beings. Together, we hope to help make our community and environment a better place.
I am no stranger to failures,
I just never let them defeat me.
— Late Master Jih-Chang
The prayer hall is the most sacred place in our monastery. We gather here for morning and evening prayers, religious ceremonies as well as for certain large classes.