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Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center is dedicated to translating and distributing quality translations of classical Buddhist texts as well as works by contemporary Buddhist teachers and scholars. We embrace Humanistic Buddhism, and promote Buddhist writing that is accessible, community-oriented, and relevant to daily life. On you can browse all of our publications, read them online and even download them for FREE, as well as requesting printed copies for you or your organization.

Humanistic Buddhism

Humanistic Buddhism recognizes that the material and spiritual are equally important in life. By finding the Middle Way in all things, Humanistic Buddhism allows people to achieve a beautiful and wonderful life. The goal of Humanistic Buddhism is to make Buddhism relevant in our world, in our lives, and in each of our hearts. If we apply the Buddha’s teachings to our everyday lives, then we can be happy and at peace in all we do. This is the spirit of Humanistic Buddhism.

–Venerable Master Hsing Yun


FGSITC is designated to provide teachings on Humanistic Buddhism in translation for your spiritual development and practice in everyday life.

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Featured Articles

Transformed by the Precepts
The Buddhist precepts are here to protect us from wrongdoing, lead us away from what is bad, and towards what Read more.
Be Content in Body and Mind
Lessen desire and be without any wishes and the body and mind will be at ease. When our desires are Read more.
The Four Contemplations
The first realization of the Eight Realizations of a Bodhisatttva Sutra is concerned with what is generally called the Buddha’s Read more.
The Stages of Counting the Breath
Master Zhiyi’s “six wonderful methods” describe four different kinds of specialized breathing: bellowing winds, broken panting, low-pitched breathing, and internalized Read more.
Do Not Give Arise to Anger
Buddhism says we should see friends and enemies as equal. This means we should learn to tolerate unfriendly people, unideal Read more.
Harmful Attachments
Harmful attachments are often described in Buddhist literature as impediments or hindrances because they block our view of the truth Read more.


Various topics in Buddhism discussed by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.


FGSITC's collection of important Mahayana sutras and commentaries in translation.

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Practice Texts & Prayers

FGSITC's collection of important Mahayana sutras and commentaries in translation.

Featured Articles

Assorted contemporary teachings and writings by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

French Publications

Collection of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's teachings in French translation.

Buddhism–Healing the Body

Technological progress and advances in modern science have led to material improvements that have enhanced the quality of people’s lives on many levels. Yet, no matter how much we have progressed or how advanced our technology is, there still remain fundamental problems in life that science will never be able to solve… read more

Inspire and Be Inspired

It is a beautiful thing to touch people’s hearts, as is being moved by others. We could say that all the touching moments put together is what makes this world a beautiful place. Take a moment and think about all the kind words you can say to move other people, and all the good deeds that can affect others. Life will lose its meaning if what we do and what we speak cannot touch others… read more

Take Deep Joy in the True Dharma

“True Dharma” means those teachings which are right, correct, and do not deviate from the Middle Way.The Dharma the Buddha taught is what allows people to open their “Dharma eyes” to truly see all phenomena, develop wisdom, and enter nirvana. Such teachings include those on cause and effect, the nature of emptiness, and dependent origination, as well as the Four Noble Truths… read more

Grounding Relationships in Oneness

Instead of rejecting those who are different from us, we should learn to embrace them. Celebrating the differences in people while viewing everyone through the eyes of oneness nurtures powerful connections and creates a plane of existence where everyone is mutually supportive and respectful. When we can practice viewing ourselves and others through a lens of oneness, we will no longer engage in meaningless mind games that prevent us from forming positive connections with all beings… read more

The Four Bases of Mindfulness

Meditation is not about sitting quietly with your eyes closed—this is just one method for developing meditative concentration. What matters in meditation is being able to contemplate and focus the mind. To practice meditation, one must focus on the present moment, stop delusion, and see the mind… read more

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