Mission & Value


To enrich students in Buddhist values to nurture wisdom and compassion within the non-ethnic, nonsectarian, and culturally diversified perspectives.


The values by which International University of the East strives to be guided are: Peace, Harmony, Responsibility, Compassion, and Excellence. It is the ideal of all connected with the university to be imbued with this value system in so far as their personal strengths allow. Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or ‘way of life’. It is a philosophy because philosophy ‘means love of wisdom’ and the Buddhist path can be summed up as one that

(a) leads to a harmonious and moral life filled with compassion for others and to attempt excellence in what one does;

(b) is mindful and aware of thoughts and actions and to hold self responsible for these thoughts and actions; and

(c) develops wisdom and understanding through education and practice.