Fo Guang Shan was founded in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and is known for its efforts in the modernization of Buddhism. The name Fo Guang Shan can be directly translated as “The Mountain of Buddha’s Light”.

Fo Guang Shan strives to promote the principles of Humanistic Buddhism and to foster peace and harmony among all people of the world. Venerable Master Hsing Yun has guided this effort by providing educational opportunities, sponsoring cultural events, engaging in community service, and by extensively writing and teaching about the Buddhist path of wisdom and compassion.

Venerable Master Hsing Yun teaches that we need not seek paradise or enlightenment outside of this world. We can realize our true nature here and now, within this precious human birth, life and world. When we actualize altruism, joyfulness, and universality, we practice the fundamental concepts of Humanistic Buddhism. When we give faith, hope, joy, and service, we help all sentient beings, including ourselves.

For nearly half a century, Venerable Master Hsing Yun has devoted his efforts to transform this world through the practice of Humanistic Buddhism. He reminds us that to transform our world, we must be actively engaged in it. “Community transcends the individual,” he says, “and in doing so, fulfills the individual in the most complete way possible.” Wherever he goes, he encourages people to unite both the local and global communities into a world of complete equality, joyfulness, and perfect peace.

The goal of Fo Guang Shan is to promote Humanistic Buddhism around the world by the four founding principles:

  • To propagate Buddhist teachings through cultural activities.
  • To nurture talents through education.
  • To benefit societies through charitable programs.
  • To purify human hearts and minds through Buddhist practices.

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