Venerable Master Hsing Yun has been a Buddhist monk for over seventy years and has spent his life working to promote Humanistic Buddhism. He is the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, which has branch temples throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Americas. He is the author of many works including For All Living Beings and Being Good: Buddhist Ethics for Everyday Life.
The Buddha's Light Philosophy examines the management and accomplishments of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order and the Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA). These organizations, founded to further the goals of Humanistic Buddhism, have flourished around the world and touched many lives. The Buddha's Light Philosophy traces their purpose, mission, concepts, and guidelines to provide the reader with an understanding of Humanistic Buddhist practice in the modern world.
Introduction Biography of the BLIA Founder Chapter I: The Meaning of the Buddha’s Light Philosophy Chapter II: The Mission of the Buddha’s Light Philosophy Chapter III: Harmony Between Traditin and Modernity Chapter IV: The Development of the Buddha’s Light Philosophy Chapter V: The Founding of the BLIA Chapter VII: The Guiding Principles of the BLIA Chapter VI: The BLIA Anthem Chapter VIII: BLIA General Conference Keynote Speeches Chapter IX: The Fo Guang Samadhi Chapter X: BLIA Procedures Chapter XI: Understanding Humanistic Buddhism Chapter XII: Humanistic Buddhism in the Sutras Chapter XIII: The Buddha’s Light Organizational System Chapter XIV: Guidelines for BLIA Members Chapter XV: Social Action in Humaistic Buddhism Chapter XVII: Buddhist Education Chapter XVI: Frequently Asked Questions Chapter XVIII: Stories About Venerable Master Hsing Yun Chapter XIX: Stories About Devotees