The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute, a PEI Buddhist monastery originally established by Buddhists from Taiwan, got off to a rocky start and keeps a low profile as they put down roots in their small community. Lorin Panting, who recently passed away at 87, was one local benefactor who took them under his wing, and the... Read more »
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The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society has been in PEI since 2008, but has been the focus of some suspicion and xenophobic attention. The changing demographic composition of the small province has become an issue not just for them, and the town of Summerside has been actively promoting a new vision of diversity with a... Read more »
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The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society, a Buddhist monastery in PEI, is probably not top-of-mind when it comes to Canadian Buddhist organizations. But this very large community in PEI was the topic of an in-depth article last summer in Maisonneuve, a Montreal-based culture mag. The article is a mix of excellent reportage mixed with a... Read more »
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This article from the Charlottetown Guardian is about how the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society has taken root in Montague, PEI. The story includes information on the centre’s future plans, reactions from the local community, and a major focus on an organic farming project. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-01-16/article-2865696/Buddhists-unveil-plans-during-gratitude-tea/1 This past summer, the Institute saw more than 600 people... Read more »
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