Geneva Conference Centre of Buddhism (GCCB) was
established in 2006 and is located in Grand-Saconnex, Geneva. It is a 10
minute walk from Geneva Airport; therefore it is extremely easy to get
GCCB by public transport. GCCB is one of 200 worldwide branches of Fo
Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan, founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun,
who advocates Humanistic Buddhism.
GCCB offers a friendly atmosphere for anyone who is interested in its
services and activities and is open to public from 10:00 to 18:00 daily
except Monday. A visit to our center can give you more information about
Buddhism and the meaning of the symbolic features in the Buddha Hall.
Guided tours are available.
Coming through the entrance gate, you then entre a court yard which
means the field of merits. In Buddhism, field carries great meaning.
There are three kinds of field - gratitude, respect and compassion.
On the ground floor there are the Buddha Hall, Meditation Hall a
reception, and office. The roofˇ¦s circular shape represents the feature
of harmony in Buddhism. The eight beams symbolise the Noble Eight-fold
Path, which is based on morality, meditation and wisdom.
In the basement of the two storey building is Di Zang Shrine, a library,
spacious Exhibition Hall and/or Conference Room, which contains a small
stage, a wide screen with a projector, and a multimedia system. It is a
great location for cultural and educational activities.
The gardens display statues of novice monks, each symbolising different
buddhist life scenes to give a lively appeal of the natural garden.