The International Buddha Education Institute is a Buddhist Academic Organisation established in the year 1952 by Hon’ble Master D.C. Harit who pioneered the Institute in Shyampur Village of Tehsil Hapur with the main objective of reviving the compassionate teachings of the Lord Buddha in the land of its origin, India. The Institute got itself formally registered by the Registrar of Societies, Uttar Pradesh in 1980-81. It has been registered as a Charitable Institute under Section 80 (G) of the Indian Income Tax Act and has also registered under FCRA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. In 1978, the IBEI become the Regional Centre of The World Fellowship of Buddhist, Thailand.
From its very inspection the institute has been engaged in the propagation of the teachings of Buddha, welfare works for the benefit of destitute women and children and has opened several child welfare centres and foster homes.
At its Head Quarters, at Hapur it has a campus known as Sakyasingha Rathapala Buddha Monastery, Buddha Lok at Meerut Road, comprising 25 rooms which apart from housing the office and the staff residence, also have in house library, Buddha Vihara. The new building of Vihara on Mahabodhi Temple pattern is about to complete. A vocational training centre imparting training in various skill development trades is running at Ghaziabad. Recently IBEI has constructing one Guest House at its head quarters. Organisation has successfully runned various project funded by UNICEF, CAPART, British High Commission, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
Institute have 25 acre land near New Delhi for the new campus building which is 10 kms. from Hapur City, 0 kms from Greater NOIDA Phase II and 45 kms. from National Capital of India-New Delhi, where organisation is planning to construct the campus of proposed University.
The IBEI has branches and regional centres all over India. Organisation have one orchard at Jaspur, District Udham Singh Nagar, Uttrakhand where one small Buddha Vihara is established along with guest house.
In Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the Institute has arranged for providing drinking water by installing hand-pumps. Some awareness camps for awakening the masses were also organized. Similar activities are also conducted by the Institute in the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Assam, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir.