Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The course consists of 7 independent modules with a total of 105 hours:


  • Module 1: Introduction to Humanistic Buddhist Culture (15 hours)
    Buddhism is not only knowledge, but also a study of great wisdom, and further the way of practice. Dharma can help people solve all problems and overcome all sufferings. This module mainly introduces the historical development of Buddhist culture, the ideological connotation of Humanistic Buddhist culture, the core values and ideas of Buddhism, and the application methods in modern life, to help people solve the problems they face in life, from a tiny thought to life and death.


  • Module 2: Humanistic Buddhism and Business Management (15 hours)
    How can profit-seeking companies apply Buddhist management? Some elements of Buddhist management in a business include following the Aryastangika—marga, maintaining mindfulness, avoiding conflicts at work, having honesty and sincerity, respecting and self-discipline in corporate management, organization, personnel, etc., and address the welfare of employees in the company. This module integrates Buddhism with management to improve management practice and ultimately achieve harmony between individuals, enterprises (organizations) and the society.


  • Module 3: Introduction to Business Management (15 hours)
    This module provides a basic platform for learning management knowledge and skills, teaching basic management techniques and skills for front-line managers, professional and technical personnel. The module includes introduction to management, management thinking and relevant domain, key topics on supervision and management, performance management and evaluation skills, interpersonal and communication skills, the art of enterprise team management, and experiential learning in the application of enterprises.


  • Module 4: Humanistic Buddhist Management Practice (15 hours)
    This module offers on-site visit for participants to those enterprises operating under the Buddhist management model, to understand their model, management methods, skills and ethics on Buddhist management. The module covers data collection, narrative history, field trips, report writing and sharing, to understand the importance of Buddhist management practice.


  • Module 5: Life Management in Humanistic Buddhism (15 hours)
    People face many aspects in lives that need to be managed. The best management is the management of our inner hearts. Master Hsing Yun once said, “The mind rules the body, and the body rules everything.” This module aims to introduce the wisdom of ancient Buddhism and its application in modern real-world situations, which students can explore one’s personal potential, solve whatever problems encountered in life, integrate Buddhist practice into life, and better manage one’s own life, advance in balance and peace of mind and body.


  • Module 6: Management of the Spread of Humanistic Buddhism (15 hours)
    This module explains the role that Buddhism propagation and dissemination can play in today’s commercial society, analyzes and discusses the various ideological impacts encountered by Buddhism in modern society, and the problems arising from changes in the transmission environment. This module concentrates on the specific application of Buddhist propagation in modern society, which participants can understand the principles, concepts and theories of Buddhist propagation management, with the focus on the application in a competitive and rapidly changing business environment with interaction of media, so as to develop students’ problem-solving and decision-making skills.


  • Module 7: Human Buddhism and Business Ethics (15 hours)

Establishing a proper concept of business ethics has a long-term impact on business management decisions and formulation of strategic marketing plan made by management. This module explains the role that Humanistic Buddhist ethics can play in today’s commercial society, analyzes and discusses the ethical issues encountered by management in business operations. Focusing on the specific application of ethnic concepts of Humanistic Buddhism in business management, participants can understand the connection between Humanistic Buddhist culture and business ethics, discuss relevant real-world cases, and the choices and challenges that management may face in the future.