Anniversary Commemoration of Master Hsing Yun’s Nirvana: Global Conference of Buddhist Scholars on Humanistic Buddhism
Conference Dates: January 19 (Fri) – 20 (Sat), 2024
Meeting Format: Live Meeting + Video Conference
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On February 5, 2023, Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan and the Buddha’s Light International Association, passed away peacefully. Master Hsing Yun dedicated his life to the promotion of Humanistic Buddhism, actively promoting exchanges between Buddhists in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. He established over 300 temples and five universities worldwide, spreading and promoting Humanistic Buddhism. His contributions have earned him the admiration and respect of Chinese communities both domestical and abroad, as well as of people around the world.
On March 5, 2023, the Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Buddhist Research Center of Peking University and Institute for Studies of Buddhism and Religious Theory at Renmin University of China, jointly held a colloquium titled “In Praise and Memory of Master Hsing Yun: A Global Buddhist Scholars Remembrance Forum”. The event expressed reminiscences of Master Hsing Yun and contemplated on the Humanistic Buddhism that he pioneered, receiving a broad response.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of Master Hsing Yun’s passing, these three academic institutions plan to hold a commemorative event titled “Anniversary Commemoration of Master Hsing Yun’s Nirvana: Global Conference of Buddhist Scholars on Humanistic Buddhism”. It will take place January 19-20, 2024, at the Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Master Hsing Yun advocated the use of culture to promote Buddhism, education to cultivate talent, charity to benefit society, and communal practice to purify the mind. Holding an academic colloquium to continue the development of this pedagogy on the first anniversary of his passing is the most fitting way to commemorate him.
Centre for the Study of Humanistic Buddhism, CUHK
Centre of Buddhist Studies, Peking University
Institute of Buddhism and Theory of Religion, Renmin University of China
Fo Guang Shan Institute of Humanistic Buddhism