Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center


We are now accepting applications for FGSITC’s Buddhism Friendship Scholarship for 2023!

Are you a graduating high school senior with an interest in translation, editing, and/or graphic design? Are you interested in learning more about Buddhism? Are you bilingual in Mandarin & English?

We are excited to offer multiple scholarships, in partnership with the AJ Wang Foundation: $2,000/year awards are available for up to four years for qualifying students planning to attend college in Southern California in the fall.

Students will gain hands-on experience working directly with the International Translation Center on a variety of self-enrichment projects and have the opportunity to attend special events and workshops at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, CA. Any level of interest is welcome!

Our goal is to support bilingual students in the community so they can achieve academic success and personal growth.

Deadline to Apply: December 15,  2022


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Spring 2022 Updates


A new publication we are excited to be offering is the English translation of I Am Not a Monk “Sponging Off” Buddhism.

The original Chinese version was published in 2019. It is a collection of writings by Venerable Master Hsing Yun on his life covering a wide variety of topics, from childhood memories and surviving multiple wars to his journey as a monk, philanthropist, author, and founder of Fo Guang Shan monastic order: heartwarming, thought-provoking autobiographical essays that readers everywhere are sure to enjoy. Additionally, this title is packed with color photos and detailed captions that bring his words to life.


Print copies are available now!

GPWT 16-20

The next volume of The Great Perfection of Wisdom Treatise (fascicles 16–20) is also available!

Fascicles 16–20 guide us through the perfections of diligence, meditative concentration, and prajna wisdom, respectively, and explain that the four bases of mindfulness, the four right efforts, and so forth (collectively known as the thirty-seven aspects of awakening) are the path to nirvana… Read more

The Treatise is a commentary by the legendary Nagarjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE) of The Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. It builds on the ancient traditions of early Buddhism, adds scholastic systematic analysis, and rallies together the sutras and treatises of Mahayana Buddhism while describing the bodhisattva’s spiritual path to the omniscience of a fully awakened Buddha.

Fascicles 1–5, 6–10, 11–15, and 16–20 are available by request. (Note: each boxset contains 5 fascicles)

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



Various topics in Buddhism discussed by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

Chanting Texts

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

Featured Articles

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.

Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center

3456 Glenmark Dr.

Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

Tel: (626)330-8361


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