Master Hsing Yun: A Buddhist Visionary of Education


The founder of UWest, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, is a Mainland Chinese Buddhist Monk who grew up in a poor rural village and never received formal education, but managed to become the founder of five universities, sixteen Buddhist colleges, as well as high schools, elementary schools and kindergartens worldwide.

What aspects of Buddhism have contributed to Fo Guang Shan’s educational endeavors? What ideals of Humanistic Buddhism has made Venerable Master a great visionary of education? What are the core concepts of Buddhist education?

This talk will cover these questions as part of an introduction of the Venerable Master to the audience.

Venerable Miao Guang is the Personal English Interpreter of Venerable Master Hsing Yun. She also serves as the English Secretary at Fo Guang Shan Founding Master’s Office. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from the Department of Asian Studies, University of New South Wales and went on to complete her Master in Buddhist Studies at Fo Guang University. She is currently serving at Fo Guang Shan Humanistic Buddhism Research Centre as both a Fellow and Director of the Department of International Affairs. She is also the Director of the Fo Guang Dictionary of Buddhism English Translation Project.

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