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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

WISE Program underway in Ningbo, China

October 6, 2016

At the end of September, as many Chinese packed their bags to enjoy the Golden week National holidays and take a vacation, a diverse group descended upon the open fields and quiet space in a temple in Ningbo, China to begin a six-week program of cultivation and inter-cultural understanding from the end of September through mid-November, 2016.

 

One of the purposes of the Woodenfish International Student Exchange (WISE) program is to cultivate talented English-speaking youth within the lifestyle and framework of an engaged and Humanistic Buddhist tradition. 

 

The participants follow a rigorous schedule beginning by waking up at 4:30am, meditation and chanting, learning Chinese language, studying Buddhist philosophy and directly living and practicing a Buddhist monastic life, and also offering English classes in exchange to the ~30 Chinese participants. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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