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Humanistic Buddhism (Chinese: 人間佛教; Pinyin: Rénjiān Fójiào) is a popular modern philosophy practiced mainly in Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. It is the integration of people's spiritual practice into all aspects of their daily lives. Buddhist monastics such as Venerable Masters Yin Shun (印順導師) and Hsing Yun (星雲大師) pioneered the start of the propagation of Humanistic Buddhism. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A replica of an ancient statue of Gautama Buddha, found from Sarnath, near Varanasi. ... The cultural elements of Buddhism vary by region and include: Buddhist cuisine Buddhist art Buddharupa Art and architecture of Japan Greco-Buddhism Tibetan Buddhist sacred art Buddhist music Buddhist chant Shomyo Categories: Buddhism-related stubs ... The history of Buddhism spans from the 6th century BCE to the present, starting with the birth of the Buddha Siddharta Gautama. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z The following is a List of Buddhist topics: A Abhidharma Ahimsa Ajahn Ajahn Chah Ajanta Aksobhya Alexandra David-Néel... Buddhist beliefs and practices vary according to region. ... The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents. ... There are many divisions and subdivisions of the schools of Buddhism. ... The Buddhist temple Wat Chiang Man, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, which dates from the late 13th century Buddhist temples and monasteries, sorted by location. ... Several Buddhist terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term. ... There are a great variety of Buddhist texts. ... // Before Common Era Trad. ... Hanyu pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Hanyu Pinyin: , lit. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Relief image of the bodhisattva Kuan Yin from Mt. ... A replica of an ancient statue of Gautama Buddha, found from Sarnath, near Varanasi. ... Venerable Master Yin Shun (印順導師, Yin Shun Dao Shi) (March 12th, 1906–June 4, 2005) was an important figure in modern Mahayana Buddhism. ... Statue of the Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Hsi Lai Temple, a major Fo Guang Shan branch temple Venerable Master Hsing Yun (Simplified Chinese: 星云大师; Traditional Chinese: 星雲大師; Hanyu Pinyin: Xing Yun Da Shi, star and cloud; Vietnamese: Hòa Thượng Tinh Vân) (1927-) is an important figure in modern...


Humanistic Buddhism encompasses all of the Buddhist teachings from the time of Gautama Buddha to the present. The goal of Humanistic Buddhism is the bodhisattva way, which means to be an energetic, enlightened, and endearing person who strives to help all sentient beings liberate themselves. Standing Buddha, ancient region of Gandhara, northern Pakistan, 1st century CE, Musée Guimet. ... Prince Siddhartha Gautama as a bodhisattva, before becoming a Buddha. ... Sentience is the capacity for basic consciousness -- the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... Bodhi (Pali and Sanskrit. ...


Humanistic Buddhism focuses more on issues of the world rather than on how to leave the world behind; on caring for the living, rather than the dead; on benefiting others, rather than benefiting oneself and on universal salvation, rather than cultivation for only oneself.


Humanistic Buddhism according to Hsing Yun

According to Venerable Master Hsing Yun, Humanistic Buddhism has the following six characteristics: Statue of the Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Hsi Lai Temple, a major Fo Guang Shan branch temple Venerable Master Hsing Yun (Simplified Chinese: 星云大师; Traditional Chinese: 星雲大師; Hanyu Pinyin: Xing Yun Da Shi, star and cloud; Vietnamese: Hòa Thượng Tinh Vân) (1927-) is an important figure in modern...

  • Humanism

The Buddha was neither a spirit, coming and going without leaving a trace, nor was he a figment of one’s imagination. The Buddha was a living human being. Just like the rest of us, he had parents, a family, and he lived a life. It was through his human existence that he showed his supreme wisdom of compassion, ethical responsibility, and prajna-wisdom. Thus, he is a Buddha who was also a human being.

  • Emphasis on Daily Life

In his teachings, the Buddha placed great importance on daily life as spiritual practice. He provided guidance on everything, from how to eat, dress, work, and live, to how to walk, stand, sit, and sleep. He gave clear directions on every aspect of life, from relations among family members and between friends to how we should conduct ourselves in the social and political arenas.

  • Altruism

The Buddha was born into this world to teach, to provide an example, and to bring joy to all beings. He nurtured all beings, for he always had the best interests of others in his mind and heart. In short, his every thought, word, and action arose from a heart filled with deep care and concern for others.

  • Joyfulness

The Buddhist teachings give people joy. Through the limitless compassion of his heart, the Buddha aimed to relieve the suffering of all beings and to give them joy.

  • Timeliness

The Buddha was born for a great reason: to build a special relationship with all of us who live in this world. Although the Buddha lived some 2,500 years ago and has already entered nirvana, he left the seed of liberation for all subsequent generations. Even today, the Buddha’s ideals and teachings serve as timely, relevant guides for us all.

  • Universality

The entire life of the Buddha can be characterized by the Buddha’s spirit of wanting to liberate all beings, without exclusion. [The Buddha loved beings of all forms, whether they were animals or humans, male or female, young or old, Buddhist or not Buddhist, etc.]


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Humanistic Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
Humanistic Buddhism encompasses all of the Buddhist teachings from the time of Gautama Buddha to the present.
The goal of Humanistic Buddhism is the bodhisattva way, which means to be an energetic, enlightened, and endearing person who strives to help all sentient beings liberate themselves.
Humanistic Buddhism focuses more on issues of the world rather than on how to leave the world behind; on caring for the living, rather than the dead; on benefiting others, rather than benefiting oneself and on universal salvation, rather than cultivation for only oneself.
Michigan Buddhist (3214 words)
Buddhism has no assumptions and the teachings are deep and recondite, because they stand on the firm rock of facts, not hearsay, and can, therefore, never shun the dry light of knowledge.
Buddhism is the first missionary religion in the history of humanity with a universal message of emancipation for all mankind.
Humanistic Buddhism emphasizes the Buddha's humanity because it shows that we can all be compassionate, ethical, and use intuitive wisdom as he did.
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