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

About the Programme

This programme is recognised as Level 3 Qualifications Framework on the list of reimbursable courses under the Hong Kong Continuing Education Fund, Course Code: 37C134544.

Registration number on the Qualifications Register: 21/000185/L3;
Course number: 213-466000-01, Validity period: from 23/03/2021 as registration continues to be valid.

Programme Introduction

Humanistic Buddhism refers to a continuous thought and movement of Chinese Buddhism since modern times, with the core concept of “what the Buddha taught, what is essential to human beings, what purifies, and what is virtuous and beautiful”. The thought of Humanistic Buddhism possesses six characteristics which relevant to humanism, daily life, altruism, joyfulness, modernity and universal relief. In a broad sense, on the discussion of Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist groups that values “Put people first” , “social participation” and the Buddhism they promote can be regarded as “Humanistic Buddhism”.


Facing lack of proper leadership and morality in modern enterprises, the value of traditional culture applied to contemporary management has gradually been a concern. Jointly organised by the CUSCS and the Centre, this course aims to enable participants to understand the views and philosophies of Humanistic Buddhism, and combine with management knowledge, such that the belief of Humanistic Buddhism can be applied on the management of enterprises / organizations, so as to improve the efficiency, to solve enterprise management problems and to establish a comprehensive management culture. The course is aimed at those corporate decision-maker, management and professional executives, and is open to those interested in Buddhist management.

Course facets

  • Excellent Teachers:

The Centre for Studies of Humanistic Buddhism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong is responsible for planning and co-ordinating the curriculum, bringing together outstanding teachers from academia and the Buddhist community.


  • Life Management:

Enlighten students’ understanding of the Buddhist Dharma, inspire their potential, and practice it in their daily lives, help them live easily and comfortably, settle their bodies and minds, and master of their own lives management.


  • Troubleshooting:

Try to solve the management problems raised by the trainees; Establish a positive business ethic and provide solutions for management decisions.


  • On-site visiting:

Visit Hong Kong’s Buddhist enterprises to study their Buddhist business models and inspire new thinking on business management models.


  • Integrating Chinese and Western management ideas:

Combining the wisdom of Chinese Buddhism with Western management, to realize the thinking in management innovation both individuals and enterprises (organizations).