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Program: One-Year Vocational Training and Spiritual Cultivation
Learning Areas:
  • Vegetarian Cooking
  • Housekeeping
  • Front Office Service
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Humanistic Buddhism
  • Meditation
Duration: June 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012
Venue / Accommodation: Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple, Malate, Manila
Admission Requirements:
  • 16-20 years old (male or female)
  • High School graduate
  • Single
  • Physically & Emotionally fit
Application Procedure:
  1. Fill out application form (with 2x2 photo) and send to any FGS temple in the Philippines. You may also include a letter of recommendation from an organization.
  2. Appear for an exam and interview with the temple abbess.
  3. Upon acceptance, submit the following:
  • Photocopy of High School report card
  • Photocopy of High School diploma
  • Photocopy of Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate
  • Medical Exam results (chest X-ray, urinalysis, fecal analysis)
  • Deadline for submission of application is on May 25, 2011.
  • Application form can be downloaded at
  • E-mail:
  • Successful applicants are required to be in Manila before June 1, 2011. Transportation costs shall be shouldered by the applicant.
  • As scholars, participants shall abide by the rules and regulations set by the Budhi Learning Institute during the entire duration of the program: strictly vegetarian meals, communal work and individual chores in the dormitory, decent and proper wear, no tardiness or absences, among others. An orientation shall be done in the receiving temple prior to participants’ departure for Manila.
FGS Temples in the Philippines: FGS Mabuhay Temple
656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila

Chu Un Temple
246 V. Rama Ave., Cebu City

Yuan Thong Temple
2876 Burgos St., Bacolod City

Iloilo Fo Guang Yuan
13-A Fuentes St., Iloilo City


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