About Us

Our History

In 2021, a vision of fostering the good practice of Humanistic Buddhism in the Greater Bay Area has brought together a group of passionate faculty members of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (the “HSUHK”) and the members of Fo Guang Vihara Hong Kong (the “FGSHK”). A Cooperation Agreement was signed between the parties on 27 August, 2021 to establish The Centre for Humanistic Buddhism, approved by Fo Guang Shan, and direct reports to the Provost of HUSHK. Venerable Yong Fu from Fo Guang Vihara, has assumed the co-chairman of the Management Committee of the Centre. The management team comprises representatives of each college of HSUHK.

It is the first ever platform in Hong Kong and even the Greater Bay Area that is co-built by Fo Guang Shan (FGSHK) and a university in Hong Kong (the HSUHK), the focus of the Centre is to promote and apply Humanistic Buddhism in the domains of learning and research.

Message From the Co-chairs

Our Vision

With the spirit of erudition and constant practice, the Centre commits to promoting the awareness and application of “Humanistic Buddhism” in the Greater Bay Area and to propel the "Five Harmonies" advocated by Master Hsing Yun: self-harmony, respect for others, family harmony, social harmony, world peace.


Our Mission

  • To propagate the ideas and teachings of Buddhism through cultural activities.
  • To attract and nurture talents.
  • To make charitable contributions to our community.
  • To purify and cleanse minds and hearts of defilements with sustained endeavours.

Our Objectives

  1. Promote compassion, mercy, love to our country and our family with the spirits of “Three Acts of Goodness”, “Four Kinds of Giving” and “Five Harmonies” advocated by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
  2. Conduct academic research and organize activities in order to introduce the concept of “Humanistic Buddhism” in our community.
  3. Promote the practice of "Humanistic Buddhism" in life for Joy, freedom, and perfection.
  4. Align with the strategy – “Dynamic public engagement and advancement” of HSUHK, which helps with strengthening HSUHK’s relationship with the external stakeholders and enhances the recognition of HSUHK.

Organization Structure