Philosophy, Vision, Mission and Objectives


The International Buddhist College is established as an international institution of higher learning with the philosophy of:

“Offering quality Buddhist education that is comprehensive with in-depth understanding of different Buddhist traditions and promoting the understanding, knowledge and development of these traditions to its students.”


IBC envisions itself as an international institution of higher learning

  • i. offering quality Buddhist education within a spiritually dedicated, non-sectarian, modern and scholastic environment;
  • ii. providing students at undergraduate and later at graduate levels a unique opportunity to acquire a comprehensive and in-depth study of Buddhism while promoting knowledge and understanding of different Buddhist traditions;
  • iii. seeking to combine the continuous inculcation of Buddhist spiritual values and the rigours of academic scholarship with a healthy appreciation of the richness and diversity of Buddhist traditions.


IBC has the mission to train its students to:

  • i. acquire communicational knowledge and skills in promoting Dhammaduta work;
  • ii. acquire basic skills in doing academic research;
  • iii. have deep understanding and appreciation of the richness of different Buddhist traditions;
  • iv. be competent in the use of English in teaching the Dhamma


  • i. train bhikkhus and bhikkhunis and serious lay Buddhists to be effective Dharma teachers of the timeless and the universal teaching of Buddha;
  • ii. promote Buddhist values and to demonstrate the validity and relevance of the Buddhist teachings as the foundation for building a universal humanistic culture for the globalized world;
  • iii. provide a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Buddha's teaching with special emphasis on application in our daily lives;
  • iv. serve as a center of international Buddhist culture, offering opportunities for-
  • v. promoting intra-religious understanding and fellowship among the three Buddhist traditions.