• Upcoming / On Going Events

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    2024 BLIA World Headquarters 6th Meeting of the Seventh Board of Directors

    Date and Place: September 06-09 at Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Japan.

    Opening Ceremony, including handover of chapter presidents, certification of Chapter Elder Advisors, certification of newly-established Chapter Elder Advisor Committees; Three Acts of Goodness Microfilm Award Ceremony; Motion Discussion; Night of Buddha’s Light; Closing Ceremony, etc.
    Date: Registration begins on December 21, 2023, with a limit of 1,000 people (excluding BLIA Japan chapters.)

    Method: Online at https://signup.blia.org.tw/login.aspx


    For details information, please contact the BLIAWA Secretarial Office.

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    BLIA 2024 Beauty of Buddha’s Light–Being Touched is the Most Beautiful World Photo Contest

    Registration Time: January 1 to May 31, 2024

    In response to BLIA General Conference theme, “Wisdom and Innovation” to advocate Founding President Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s concept, “being touched is the most beautiful world,” and to exhibit Humanistic Buddhism’s truth, kindness, and beauty through the camera lens.

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    Study Group - Diamond Sutra (in Chinese)



    Diamond Sutra



    Type of Study Group:
    A. Diamond Sutra Study
    - Link to study material
    - Every Sunday, in person, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    - Conference Room, FGSWA
    - from June 16 onward, weekly.
    B. Buddhist Exam Questionnaire study group
    - Every Tuesday, online, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
    - via Zoom, ID 890 5087 9597, Passcode: 2024BLIAWA
    - From July 9th onward, weekly.


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    Dharma Talk by Ven. Dr. Jue Duo

    (Conduct in Chinese)


    Date : 23 June 2024

    Time : 11:00am

    Venue : Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple WA


    Why Believe in Humanistic Buddhism?


    Did you know that Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was a wise man and not a deity? Are you curious about how Humanistic Buddhism can help purify the body and mind, enhance morality, understand oneself, and serve others?


    What is the Difference Between Traditional Buddhism and Humanistic Buddhism?


    Have you ever felt confused by traditional Buddhism? Do you want to understand how Humanistic Buddhism returns to the humanistic nature of the Buddha and eliminates superstition?


    Entering Humanistic Buddhism


    Are you looking for ways to purify your mind and elevate your wisdom? Do you want to know how Humanistic Buddhism can achieve family happiness and social harmony?

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    Chan in Everyday Life

    Meditation Retreat

    Guided by Ven Dr Yung Dong

    Location: 280 Guildford Road, Mayland 6051, Mainshrine

    Date: 14 July 2024 (Sunday)

    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm


    What is Chan?

    • Did you know that Chan is not only a Buddhist practice but also a way of life?
    • How can one find inner peace in a chaotic world?
    • In the moments when your mind is active, where does it truly reside?
    • When facing life and death, can we remain clear-minded and free from fear?

    Chan Practice in Daily Life

    • Did you know that Chan practice is not limited to sitting meditation?
    • How can you maintain inner peace by being mindful of your thoughts and actions at all times in daily life?

    Are you willing to let wisdom arise naturally and explore the deeper meaning of human life?


    Please wear meditation clothes or comfortable loose clothing.

    (Guided in chinese, translation available)


    You are welcome to bring your friends and family along.


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    Dharma Forum

    Live in the afterlife: Death in Buddhism

    by Venerable Dr. Yung Dong


    We will be discussing the common issues surrounding death from a Buddhist perspective, such as what is the process of dying in Buddhism; how to talk and comfort your loved ones and friends about death; funeral processions and other related topics. This is a FREE EVENT and will be conducted in English.


    Register now


    Date : 13 July 2024 (Sat)

    Time : 1:30pm

    Location : Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple WA


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    Registration Time: Now to April 07, 2024

    Every Saturday, 3 - 4:15pm

    Location: Meditation room, FGS WA

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    English Study Group


    Every 1st and 3rd Saturday 1:30 - 2:30pm

    Location: Classroom, FGS WA ( in person)


    Humanistic Buddhism represents a return to the principals laid down by the Buddha. Humanistic Buddhism recognizes the Buddha lived in the human world and taught the Dharma in the human world, and that Buddhism should be for human beings.Humanistic Buddhism is Buddhism that is timeless, joyful, altruistic and life affirming.


    Through the comprehensive examination of Buddhism through its history, concepts, development and the Buddha’s life, we purport several principles. Buddhism is the Buddha’s original teachings for the human world. It is Humanistic Buddhism. Thus, we propose Humanistic Buddhism: Holding True to the Original Intents of Buddha.

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    Pray for World Peace

    Event from now to 31 December 2024

    Location: online


    In the present world, where conflicts persist, Buddhism should initiate "praying for world peace." Through committed practice, driven by the compassionate desire to alleviate the suffering of sentient beings, let us collectively pray for an end to wars.