Fo Guang Shan


Fo Guang Shan is an international Chinese Buddhist new religious movement based in Taiwan. The headquarters of Fo Guang Shan, located in Dashu District, Kaohsiung, is the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. The organization itself is also one of the largest charity organizations in Taiwan. The order also calls itself the International Buddhist Progress Society.

Founded in 1967 by Hsing Yun, the order promotes Humanistic Buddhism.[citation needed] While Hsing Yun is a Dharma heir in the Linji school of Chinese Chán, his stated position within Fo Guang Shan is that it is an “amalgam of all Eight Schools of Chinese Buddhism” , including but not limited to Chán.


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