"We are living in an epoch when all nations are becoming more and more interdependent and this alone should suffice to show that humanity is whole. To help others is to help oneself, and to hurt others is to do oneself a double injury, and yet, we find all nations today living in mutual distrust and preparing for war under cover of apparent peace. Such a policy is not only inhuman, it shows a lack of intelligence."     -Grand Master Taixu

"We are living in an epoch when all nations are becoming more and more interdependent and this alone should suffice to show that humanity is whole. To help others is to help oneself, and to hurt others is to do oneself a double injury, and yet, we find all nations today living in mutual distrust and preparing for war under cover of apparent peace. Such a policy is not only inhuman, it shows a lack of intelligence."

-Grand Master Taixu

 

aBOUT iCCBCE 

The International Center of Chinese Buddhist Culture and Education, USA (ICCBCE) is a nonprofit Buddhist organization registered with State of California and operated under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). It was founded and organized by Venerable Master Chao Ding (超定長老), Venerable Master Chuan Yin (傳印長老), Venerable Master Ben Xing (本性和尚), Venerable Master Jing Hua (淨華長老尼), and Venerable Guan Zhen (振冠法師). The ICCBCE vision is to develop socially-engaged Buddhism, harmonize teachings of Theravada and Mahayana, and promote interfaith dialogues between East and West. The community is run by the board, whose members live worldwide. Elected by the Board of Trustees of ICCBCE in June 2014, Master Ben Xing is the President of the Center, the executive officer in providing visions and carrying out missions for the ICCBCE. Venerable Guan Zhen is the Secretary of ICCBCE, assigned to assist operating president’s plans and missions, and he is the US board representative. Within the ICCBCE is a sangha (community), an expression of the larger global Sangha of Buddhism. Its membership consists of ordained monks and nuns, ordained laity (chaplains), and laypersons. It maintains a center. Day-to-day activities are run by the Abbot and president with the assistance of monastic members and lay volunteers.