AVATAMSAKA WORLD FOUNDATION
In order to prepare our young generations as future leaders of their respective nations, the Avatamsaka World Foundation exists for the sole purpose of educating all children and youths in secular and Buddha Dharma knowledge, Christianity and other pagan and/or native spiritual traditions and practices.
Ours is an assistive and educational congregation of conscientious and compassionate people around the world in all walks of life with a passion to enlighten, highlight, and discuss matters of urgency related to our generation of young people living in a world of hunger, turmoil, conflicts, and regional displacements. Scientific advancement in technology has eroded humanity to its very core. Science in and of itself is neither good or bad. It is a tool which depends on its user to make good of it. We believe that our only choice is not to further develop the market economy and consumerism but to immediate halt all pilferage, plunders, squanders, exploitation, and wars over all natural resources. As well, we have no choice but to accept all people, traditions, cultures, languages, race, creeds, religions, and perspectives in order to avoid all conflicts at all costs. We welcome other world organisations, fund sponsors, benefactors, subscribers, contributors who support our cause to join us either through financial contributions or otherwise volunteering on our virtuous path towards world peace.
The AWF will offer children and youths the opportunity to learn the English, Chinese (both Cantonese and Mandarin), computer and communication skills, arts & crafts, homemaking, cooking and gardening, permaculture design certificate training & practices, photography, philosophy, and other social sciences and humanities, in addition to a core program in the comparative studies of Buddha Dharma, Judaic Christianity (both Catholic and Protestant), Bahia, Islam, and other pagan and/or native spiritual traditions and practices. Our attitude toward all religions and spiritual practices is all inclusive. We make no judgment, none at all.
The Avatamsaka World Foundation is unique in their support of persons with disabilities. We encourage children and youths living with physical and/or mental disabilities to join us.
Venerable Master Sakya M. Longyen is a victim of the psychiatry industry and has been living with mental illness since 21. He has overcome all obstacles, he has stumbled and fell, he has picked himself up all by himself, and has now stood up tall, proud, like a man in the face of stigmatization and discrimination surrounding mental health. He is a standing member of the Canadian Mental Health Association of British Columbia and has been trained and certified by Strength-in-Unity to bring attention to stigma surrounding and resolving issues of mental illness and the malpractices of the psychiatry industry.
Find the truth. Be the change.
From the Founder and Abbot of Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery of Canada
Ven. Sakya M. Longyen
Have a nice life!