Welcome to the Humanistic Buddhism Centre
Śākyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was of this world. The deep truths he realised provide inspiration as a model for spiritual practice in all aspects of our daily lives in this world. Core principles empower our universal humanity – including altruism, joyfulness, mindfulness, and resilience
The Humanistic Buddhism Centre was established in December 2014 with the mission to promote applied research and development goals which, inspired by the deep truths of Śākyamuni Buddha, foster greater understanding and disciplined knowledge of humanistic life principles and how to put them into practice in everyday life.
Hence, we seek to make available the wisdom in the Buddhist texts to engage issues of global relevance today. With a growing network of committed individuals worldwide, we focus on the following three areas that aim to improve our own and the wider community’s understanding and practice of humanistic approaches to Buddhist personal development and community service:
The Centre undertakes innovative applied research projects in humanistic values that contribute to the scholarly and teaching communities. These include the NTI Reader (for reading and analysing Chinese Buddhist texts), cloud-translation of academic journal articles in Humanistic Buddhism, interactive knowledge maps of bibliographies in Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist contemplative pedagogy in virtual reality, and publications in Buddhist economics, Buddhism and technology, Buddhist project management, and Buddhist festivals
The Centre facilitates the inter-disciplinary development of educational resources that contribute to teaching programs. These include apps, podcasts, and reflective journals.