This August, students and teachers from around the world came together for a week of purposeful living, dedicated learning, and new experiences.  

The World CitiZens Woodenfish August camp gathered at Long Longquan Temple in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China from August 3rd -- 9th.  The camp was a great success for both staff and students.

The focus of Global CitiZens August English Camp is to teach English communication to Chinese youth.  The Woodenfish Foundation and staff take pride in their unique method of teaching, as they care not only about the mechanics and fundamentals of the English language, but also inspire the benefits and strategies of communicating more thoughtfully and harmoniously.  This year, students had many great learning opportunities and embraced the week-long experience with an attitude of persistence and curiosity.  

Each morning, the students awoke before dawn and gathered for morning movement meditation, purposefully crafted to get students bodies up a...

We are excited to announce that Woodenfish Foundation has been granted special consultative status with the United Nations through ECOSOC. It's a big step as we continue to internationalize and diversify the activities of Woodenfish. What does this mean? 

It means that Woodenfish's work over the past 10+ years has been recognized as contributing to the overall goals of the United Nations, and as an NGO member with the one body that engages civil society at the UN, we will be able to leverage a much larger network of NGOs to broaden the scope and impact of the work we do. Woodenfish and its representatives will be able to contribute to the dialogue around the sustainable development goals, enlarge our knowledge base, collaborate with like-minded NGOs, and overall get better and what we do to further the mission of Woodenfish and contribute to a more peaceful and compassionate global society. This builds on a long history that Venerable Yifa has had participating in United Nations confere...

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Woodenfish Foundation is an organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2016