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Radiating unity and camaraderie: this vibrant snapshot features the spirited group of participants, venerables, and dedicated counseling committee members.

FGSITC Buddhism Friendship Scholarship: Nurturing Global Youth in Dharma Propagation

Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) and the AJ Wang Foundation have been collaborating since 2023 to offer the “Buddhism Friendship Scholarship” to outstanding bilingual students from colleges and high schools in Southern California. On March 16, 2024, marking the second year of collaboration, FGSITC hosted its first workshop of the year at the FGS Hsi Lai Temple. The workshop aimed to enhance the twenty-six participants’ understanding of the translation center and leverage their diverse expertise in propagating Dharma while emphasizing the internationalization of Buddhism.

Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) holds the FGSITC Buddhism Friendship Scholarship Appreciation Party at Hsi Lai Temple.

FGSITC Buddhism Friendship Scholarships Encourage Bilingual Learners to Translate

On December 23rd, the Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) held the “FGSITC Buddhism Friendship Scholarship Appreciation Party” at Hsi Lai Temple. Nearly 60 attendees—including Ven. Yi Kong, president of Fo Guang Shan Cultural Council; abbot of Hsi Lai Temple, Ven. Hui Dong; founders of the AJ Wang Foundation, Mr. JP and Alice Wang; teachers and scholarship recipients—gathered together and encouraged young bilingual learners to continue to fully step into their ‘translation shoes’ and celebrated their collective efforts in helping support the localization and globalization of Buddhism.

Buddhism Takes its Roots into the Next Generation

On Saturday, May 6, the Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) Buddhism Friendship Scholarship hosted its second workshop for the 2023 year at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California. All seventeen of this year’s scholarship recipients attended, along with various Fo Guang Shan monastics and community members.

Each semester, the FGSITC Buddhism Friendship Scholarship requires students to participate in two Buddhism workshops, write a book report on a selected text, and make a talent contribution to FGSITC.

Scholarship Blog – Spring 2023

Hi! My name is Ryan Kuo, and I am one of the recipients of the Fo Guang Shan International Translation Center (FGSITC) Buddhism Friendship Scholarship. This blog is my talent contribution for the scholarship, and will showcase the activities we do in the scholarship.  My Experience  I was introduced to this scholarship by Venerable Man…