The ultimate mission of Fo Guang Shan is to promote the principles of Humanistic Buddhism and to foster peace and harmony among every person at this universe. The founder, 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. When we actualize altruism,joyfulness,and universality, we are practicing the fundamental concepts of Humanistic Buddhism. When we give faith, hope, joy, and service, we are helping all beings, as well as ourselves.
For nearly half a century, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan, has devoted his efforts in transforming 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.”
The goal 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.
The Fo Guang Shan Mottos
- Offer others faith.
- Offer others joy.
- Offer others hope.
- Offer others convenience.