With the Bodhisattva’s intention to whole-heartedly relieve the suffering of all living beings, Grace Yeh opened her heart to shine as an educator.
Just as the sound of the temple bell comforted her in childhood, she invited her students at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to return to the comfort of their hearts by meditating, listening to Dharma, and participating in Dharma activities via the Wisdom Knowledge Club and extended this outreach to Colleges throughout Southern Taiwan through a Buddhist Lecture Series.
She was given the mission to found and serve as the CEO of the Fo Guang Shan Youth Center and was also authorized by Master Hsing Yun to serve as a Lay Dharma teacher. In addition, she worked as the Director of Buddha’s Light International Assoc. Scholarship Committee to connect Fo Guang youth around the world and inspire them in Humanistic Buddhism.
Then Grace Yeh used her talents to teach and counsel at the Pingtung Prison and After-Care Association.
In 2005, she followed Master Huei Guang to build and direct the International Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS), which belongs to the Rinzai sect, with the system of Prajna Madhyamaka. At the same time, she became the CEO of two social enterprises, Vima House and Manju House, to promote Buddhism and art.
In 2010, Master Ben Huan of Hongfa Temple invited her to train volunteers. She organized 21 retreats, thereby cultivating thousands of young Buddhists for Hongfa Temple.
In 2014, she followed Master Huei Guang to Nepal to help establish a school for youth, which she describes in her 2020 book, “A School of Life.”
As an educator, Grace Yeh intuitively knew the importance of teens and young adults having the opportunity to bond and interact in wholesome settings infused with friendship, compassion and guidance, so she wisely invested her time in the future of Taiwan, its Buddhist youth.
She writes, “May all living beings and Buddhas be joyful.”