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International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas
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by NAncy Weng on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

After retiring I used to help my daughter taking care of her children.

My grandson started at a nursery close to home when he was one and half years old. During the first two weeks, I was there with him the whole time. Until he became more comfortable with the environment and was not crying anymore, I left him alone with other children. A few weeks later, problems occurred slowly. He was pushed and bitten by other children in school. He started to express his unhappiness using only a few words. As the time went by, the problem only got worse. When I drop him outside the school, he refused to get off. (The tuition fee of the nursery was very expensive, from eighteen hundred upwards. However, as the child got older, there was a little price reduction to fourteen hundred.)

After about ten months, his parents began looking for a new nursery. Finally they found Fo Guang Shan nursery school. Since my grandson started at his new school in March this year, he was a much happier kid. In less than a month, no more diaper was needed. More surprisingly, he also quitted the habit of sucking pacifier after Ms. Wu had a few minutes conversation with him alone.

Apart from that, the classroom and outdoor facilities was wonderful, very helpful in developing children physical and mental growth. All teachers were qualified. Many of them had more than ten years of teaching experience. More importantly, they were all patient, gentle and really cared about each child. The bilingual (English and Chinese) curriculum was carried out according to Dallas Board of Education regulations. After graduating from nursery classes, the children could attend to Fo Guang Shan after-school classes. There was school bus that picked up children from their school, which was very convenient for full time working parents.

My second grandson also attended at Fo Guang Shan nursery school on his own request, when he was eighteen month old. Ms. Shen and her assistant, Ms. Linda were very patient to him. They helped him to quickly adapt to the school environment and now he is very happy to go to school every day.

All in all, I think that Fo Guang Shan nursery school is best in value.

by Lenny Huang on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

When I began my search for my child’s first educational experience, I knew I wanted three things: a safe environment for my toddler to interact with others, a positive learning experience; and nurturing teachers who could provide a stimulating curriculum.

My husband and I previously researched and toured other educational programs such as Waldorf, Bank Street, and of course- Montessori. My child was even enrolled in one of these pricey programs for over six months, however, he simply hated going to school in the morning. I now have both of my children enrolled at Buddah’s Light Private School – a three year old and a two year old (although they take children as young as 18 months). Both of my children cannot wait to go to school each day and both of them have thrived here. Here are some of the highlights of Buddah’s Light Private School:



1.The best teachers and administrative staff – these people are wonderful. All of the teachers are top notch and really care about your child. Everything is taught with gentleness and love. The bilingual curriculum is extremely well thought out and both of my children have really grown in all aspects of their development, especially language. My sons’ manners, listening skills, and ability to follow directions have really improved after coming to Buddah’s Light, as well as their ability to play and interact with others.



2.Wonderful facilities and great curriculum- Each classroom is full of enriching toys, books, puzzles, and games. The teachers are extremely interactive with the children and lead them in a lot of singing, dancing and music each day. Arts and crafts are abundant, and my children would come home each day being able to describe their project and what they learned. Buddah’s Light also has a nice covered playground so the children get a lot of fresh air and outdoor playtime each day. They even help you with potty training using a lot of positive reinforcement. My toddler was out of diapers in a mere two weeks with their guidance.





3.Wonderful activities- Can you say fun? Beyond the old holiday parties that every school has, Buddah’s Light has some awesome activities planned for the children. Just some examples include farm animals and fire trucks coming to school, water splash days with a gigantic bounce house, and an end-of-the-school-year party complete with a running train that will blow their minds.





4.Healthy meals – Nutrition is important to growing bodies, and well-balanced meals are a must. At Buddah’s Light Private School, they make the lunches right there in their facility, and the meals are prepared daily. Each meal includes vegetables, proteins, and carbohydrates. The food is fresh, balanced, and preservative free. What more could I ask for?

Buddah’s Light Private School is a wonderful program that really cares about the children. My children have grown and prospered at Buddah’s Light Private School beyond my highest expectations and I cannot thank them enough.

by Tyson, Amy, Skyler and Olivia Kuhn on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

We are very appreciative to have our three kids attend your school. In the past six years, from eighteen months to pre-K years, the love and energy from your staff helped shape our kids’ development and it showed in their daily retelling of what they learned at School, and by the songs they sang in the back of the car, and the prayer they would say before they ate their supper. Thank you for the patience you have shown to our kids, the Words of encobhuragement, and the fun and creative teaching methods you brought into their lives. Thank you for all the memories you have given us: Thanksgiving Lunch, Christmas Celebration, Chinese New Year Performances and Parade, and numerous field trips we were able to attend. We will always remember this school with a fondness in our hearts.

by Tyson, Amy, Jack, Skyler, and Olivia Kuhn on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

We are very appreciative to have our three kids attend your school. In the past six years, from eighteen months to pre-k years, the love and energy from your staff helped shape our kids development and it showed in their daily retelling of what they learned at school, and by the songs they sang in the back of the car, and the prayer they would say before they ate their supper.



Thank you for the patience you have shown to our kids, the words of encouragement, and the fun and creative teaching methods you brought into their lives. Thank you for all the memories you have given us: Thanksgiving Lunch, Christmas Celebration, Chinese New Year Performances and Parade, and numerous field trips we were able to attend.



We will always remember this school with a fondness in our hearts.

by Gary Price on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

I have been in contact with IBPS since the mid 1990s

and for a while, was invited to live in their Monastery, plus

attended courses there when I moved into Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

They are a friendly, generous, and enlightening society of good people.

I recommend more Westerners and Hua Qiao get involved here in Dallas, TX.

by Alicia on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

My children enjoyed learning Mandarin at the Sunday School. They have improved on their language written skill. A big thank you to our highly experience teacher, Ms Xia, a 5th grade teacher. Hopefully, she will be teaching next year as a 6th grade teacher. Thus, our kids can continue study with her.

by Francis Huang on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas

This is the first school that my daughter participating. I believe the first school is very important to any child. I have seen her growing in the social skill, educational knowedge,language bilingually ability. No to mention phyically, she grows nearly 3 inches and gains 10 pounds in 6 months. The teachers helped her on potting training within 1.5 months. We are so glad that we send our daughter to IBPS preschool!

by Joan Law on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas
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第七屆國際佛光會達拉斯協會會長任期即將屆滿。在這三年裡舉辦了不少的活動,藉由會員們的參與,促進了彼此間的交流,佛光會是一個團隊、也是一個大家庭, 大家同心協力、 分工合作, 每個活動都辦得有聲有色,頗有成就感。

這三年來自覺自己是最大的受惠者,衷心感激有這麼好的學習環境,更感謝有這麼多好朋友的支持和協助,以及佛光人以融和與歡喜的心來護持,更有法師們的慈悲、包容與指導,在在都覺得好溫馨,更覺得自己何其有幸,能站在佛光會的舞台上充實自我的人生。

佛光會是大家心念能達成共識的組織, 需要大家的參與和護持,佛光會的理事、委員們更是成為代表達拉斯協會與全球二百多個協會溝通的橋樑,希望每個人對自己能有更大的期許,發心勇於承擔,共同努力為佛光會的發展竭盡全力。

by Albert Lin on International Buddhist Progress Society - IBPS Dallas
BLPS Preschool

I am so glad I find this school. I send both of my kids to this school to learn both Chinese and English. I think it's very helpful for me as a parent to know how they did at school. The teachers there are very nice and seems like they have a lot of experience taking care of kids.



My kids also enjoy and learn a lot from Buddha's Light Private School. As a parent, I really appreciate all the teachers and also what Buddha's Light Private School has to offer. I hope BLPS will continue to grow and be the best daycare, preschool, and after school in Richardson/Dallas area.