The Humanistic Buddhism Centre

The Humanistic Buddhism Centre (HBC) continues to be a pioneer in research and development on Humanistic Buddhism in Australia with the help of partnerships and volunteers from around the world.

Applied Research Projects

Community Engagement

Publications & Resources

Welcome to the Humanistic Buddhism Centre

Humanistic Buddhizm Study in Australia

“Humanistic Buddhism is what the Buddha taught, what is essential to human beings, what purifies, and what is virtuous and beautiful.”

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:



Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.

In accordance with the current restrictions our campus facilities are closed. You can continue to study online and our virtual library services remain available. Our academic and student services staff are online and by phone to assist you. Please stay safe.