About Us

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.

Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute's mission

1.We hope to actualize the Buddhist teachings of compassion and wisdom in all aspects of our lives, bringing happiness and warmth to others.

2.We wish to contribute to the betterment of our community and our environment, and to have a positive impact throughout the world.

3.In order to actualize the Buddhist teachings, we aspire to thoroughly understand the Buddhist teachings through the study of The Five Great Treatises.

4.We seek to become a world-class Buddhist institute for nuns and laity seeking to learn the teachings of Buddha.

We hail from Canada, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. We currently reside in our monastery located in Vernon Bridge but will be moving to Brudenell in the future.

As nuns learning the Buddha’s ways of compassion,
we hope our actions can brighten up the world around us.
— GREAT WISDOM BUDDHIST INSTITUTE