Head of Program (Applied Buddhist Studies & Humanistic Buddhism)
Director (Humanistic Buddhism Centre)
PhD (Religious Studies), University of the West, USA; MA (Buddhist Studies), Tsung-Lin Buddhist College, Taiwan; MBA (Cranfield University), Bedford, UK; MS (Computer Science and Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; BS with highest distinction (Computer Science and Engineering), Honors in Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
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Venerable Dr Juewei
Venerable Dr Juewei is the Director of Nan Tien Institute’s Humanistic Buddhism Centre and Head of Program for the Institute’s Applied Buddhist Studies and Humanistic Buddhism programs. Venerable Dr Juewei holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, a Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.
Venerable Juewei’s recent publications include ‘A Reflection on the Humanism in The Platform Sūtra of the Sixth Patriarch’ in Studies on Humanistic Buddhism, vol. 5, and ‘Flows of Innovation in Fo Guang Shan Oceania: transregional dynamics behind the Buddha’s Birthday Festival’ in Journal of Global Buddhism, vol. 23, no. 2. She is co-editor, with Professor Suzanne Franzway and Professor Stephen Hill, of Cultivating compassion: going beyond crises (Peter Lang, 2023). She is also on the editorial board of the Studies on Humanistic Buddhism journal.
Juewei’s research interests include Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist acculturation, and Buddhist issues in modern society, including Buddhist Economics, Buddhist Ethics, Buddhism and Artificial Intelligence, and Buddhist responses to contemporary crises and social challenges. Besides research, Venerable Dr Juewei also teaches subjects such as Buddhism and Modern Society, Buddhist Ethics and subjects related to Chinese Buddhism.
Through the Humanistic Buddhism Centre, Venerable Dr Juewei leads a number of research projects, including the grant funded Buddhism in Australia project, the Buddhism in the Sea of Islands project, and the Humanistic Buddhism Special Interest Group. She also leads a number of engagement projects, including Communities of Practice (Sunday Check-in Sessions), and, since 2017, the collection and publication of real-life humanistic applications of Buddhist teachings in the Turning Points series.
In addition, Venerable Dr Juewei is an active member of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order. She has held many international positions within the order’s University Consortium and Temples, including University of the West and Hsi Lai Temple in California, USA, and Australia’s Nan Tien Temple.