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International Buddhist Sangha and Global Connection: A Case Study of the Master Hsing Yun
Author Chue Ming (著)=釋覺明 (au.)
Source Danubius – The Journal of the History Museum from Galati
Volumev.32 n.XXXII Danubius XXXII supplementary issue
Pages189 - 224
PublisherMuzeul de Istorie
Publisher Url
LocationGalaţi, Romania
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
KeywordMaster Hsing Yun; Fo Guang Shan Monastery; Global movement; socially engaged Buddhism; Humanistic Buddhism
AbstractIn 1999, Judith Nagata wrote the article: The Globalization of Buddhism and the Emergence of Religious Civil Society: The Case of the Taiwanese Fo Kuang Shan Movement in Asia and the West”. According to his experience of the world religious movement today, the Fo Guang Shan Monastery (hereafter called “FGS”), has shown its features of a globalizing religion as – worldly social engaged engagement and value of various dimension to the civil society and the masses. The result of his study was to figure out the ideal of Humanistic Buddhism and the achievement of Master Hsing Yun (hereafter called “MHY”) before 1999. After more than one decade the global movement and socially engaged activities of the FGS will be the core of this article. The author attempts to argue how the Buddhist Sangha (community) of the FGS, which was established by MHY since 1967, was considered as an International standard and what is a global connection.Master Hsing Yun is supposed to be a case study in this article.
Table of contentsI. General Overview 190
II. Historical Overview of Taiwan’s religions before MHY arrival 194
III. The propagation of Buddhism in Taiwan after 1949 195
IV. Propagating Humanistic Buddhism 198
IV.1 The Ideal of Humanistic Buddhism by MHY 199
IV.2 The MHY and his achievements 205
V. International Dharma Propagating Activities 207
VI. International Buddhist Sangha and education 208
VII. Dynamic disciples as chair persons leading IBPS FGS branches 215
VIII. Leading with system 216
IX. Global connection and Interfaith with other religious leadership 217
Conclusion 220
Created date2015.09.16
Modified date2015.11.19

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