Venerable Master Hsing Yun
is a Chinese Buddhist monk, author, philanthropist, and founder of the Fo Guang Shan
monastic order, which has branches throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the
Americas. Ordained at the age of twelve in Jiangsu Province, China, Master Hsing Yun has
spent his over eighty years as a Buddhist monk building what he calls
Humanistic Buddhism - Buddhism that meets the needs of people and is integrated into
all aspects of life.