華嚴聖寺週日學校剪影

宣公上人曾說:「以前的人讀書是為了明理, 現在的人讀書是為了名利。」  現代的孩子們在學校裏學的不是如何做好人, 而是學抽煙、 性、 反抗父母和要如何賺大錢,以及如何過著最富裕和自我放縱的生活。 繼續閱讀

From Homeless to Harvard 流浪女成功記

Julie Hu DVGS 10th Grade


A turtle could run faster than a rabbit, a bee could cause more damage than an eagle, and a homeless person could be as successful as a wealthy person. The reason why it is possible is very simple: perseverance, determination and hard-work. The movie From Homeless to Harvard is about a girl named Elizabeth (Liz) Murray, or Liz. She was born in a household where her parents were drugs addicts, they were living in extreme poverty and never had 3 meals a day. She did not attend school for most of her childhood. Although everything was against her, she never gave up. She was able to turn her life around and became successful with positive thoughts. No matter how challenging and tough our life is, as long as we have determination and apply good effort, we will turn things around and succeed. 繼續閱讀

From Homeless To Harvard: Endurance Makes Success 從流浪到哈佛

Written by Charmaine Lim, Girls School 10th grade


Sometimes, when I walk down the streets of a big suburban city, this is what I can see; people who wander aimlessly down the streets because they have nowhere else to go. They wore ragged or ill-fitting clothes; they had tired looks on their faces because of distress from life. They don’t have a roof over their heads or a decent bed to sleep in. They would usually smell bad, look dirty, and have an outstretched arm holding a stained, chipped Starbucks cup, asking busy and well-dressed passersby: “Spare some change?” Passersby like you and me would, most of the time, just brush them off as soon as you saw them through the corner of your eye. One may think, “How could someone living that kind of lifestyle probably go to a school like Harvard? Like if they could get through high school at all!” But in the movie From Homeless to Harvard, Elizabeth Murray made it. Through this inspiring movie, it occurred to me that a lot of lessons can be learned and used in real life. While on the other hand, it relates to Buddhism. 繼續閱讀

接待上海福山小學參訪之心得 Reflection on Shanghai Fu Shan Student Visit

文:陳荃荃(培德女中10年級)  中譯:蔡幸臻(培德女中11年級)

在人生中,我們會接觸到許多特別的人,那些人讓我們大開眼界,讓我們看到以往我們認為不存在或被隱蔽的人事物。然而能夠遇見可以改變我們一生的人,又是件多麼具有非凡意義的事啊!

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來自上海福山小學之迴響

節錄自福山校園新聞:

美國遊學團的學員們同樣經歷了很多。在三藩市北邊的一所十二年一貫制的佛教學院裏,孩子們開始了他們從未經歷過的「修行」,這次比之以往完全不同的學習經歷使他們懂得很多。在與人類友好相處的環境中長大,小動物們並不懼怕身邊的人群,依然怡然自得在孩子們身邊走來走去,此時,孩子們的心靈得到了震撼,也懂得了與動物和諧相處的道理。 繼續閱讀… 繼續閱讀

「烏干達兒童──希望之光」首站演出

「烏干達兒童(Children of Uganda)— 希望之光(2012 Tour of Light)」美國首站的演出選擇了萬佛聖城,這個成立了十八年,以幫助三百五十萬烏干達孤兒為宗旨的慈善組織,一行二十餘人於2012年1月11日上午抵達聖城,受到了熱烈的歡迎,讓他們很驚喜。女校校長恆音師帶領著穿著制服的學生在展示中心接待他們,做了簡短的介紹和討論,並就地教他們打坐。他們參觀了有機農場,農場負責人伍居士興致勃勃地引領他們,並詳加解說,他對這批遠道而來的稀客特別有好感。

接著到祖師殿,瞻仰上人銅像,並聽取上人的一些修行事蹟。再到正值禪七中已改為禪堂的佛殿參觀,巨大莊嚴的觀音菩薩雕像,及佛殿內牆壁上的萬尊佛像,令他們印象深刻。 繼續閱讀… 繼續閱讀

2011敬老節見聞記

呂明賜  培德中學男校九年級

從十一月初,男校的學生就開始積極地為敬老節做準備。有的學生練舞龍舞獅,有的練太鼓、國樂等。大家都期待著這一天的來臨!

十一月十九日(星期六)一大早,烏雲密布,下著細雨,氣候寒冷,但是四百多位老人都風雨無阻地來到萬佛聖城。 繼續閱讀…活動地點是在大齋堂,大家聚在那裡,有說有笑,其樂融融。節目是從九點半開始,第一個就是舞獅;這次的舞獅好像在演戲,小丑戲耍著兩頭獅子,逗得大家很開心。之後的節目更是一個比一個精彩,如低年級學生唱歌跳舞、小提琴演奏和國樂等。小孩子既可愛又好笑,而國樂團所演奏的曲子十分優美,動人心弦。 繼續閱讀

創意及團隊--2011男校夏令營

文1:謝阜庭 〈培德中學男校 2007 畢業校友〉

文2:郭俊佐 〈培德中學男校 2011 畢業生〉

早上六點半,在大悲院的北面,排滿了一群穿著藍色衣服而睡眼矇矓的男孩,在他們的前方站著十幾位穿深紅T恤的輔導員。領頭的輔導大哥點完名,大家便繞著大悲院慢跑兩圈, 跑完後他們便踏入小齋堂去吃營養早餐。大悲院晨跑是男校夏令營近十年來的一個傳統,它的主要目的是鍛鍊學生以及輔導員的體力,因為夏令營每一天的課程都排得滿滿的,有靜態的和動態的活動。還好夏令營的輔導員允文允武, 再配上晨跑所鍛鍊出來的內力,才不致於被這些課程和活動搞得手忙腳亂! 繼續閱讀