Venerable Master Xuecheng is awarded the honorary PhD of Arts by Nan Tien Institute of Australia

From:chinanews.com     Author:TAO Shelan     Time:2018-04-14 22:42:02
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Venerable Master Xuecheng said, “Being awarded the honorary PhD of Arts degree is not only a personal honor for me, but also a friendship across borders and a chance for cultural communication. It indicates the responsibilities that Buddhists should undertake in today’s world. As a Buddhists from China, and also a new school fellow of Nan Tien Institute, the mission is put on my shoulders when I receive the certificate of the honorary PhD within my hands.”

China News Service Sydney reports on April 14 (Journalist TAO Shelan).  Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China and President of the Buddhist Academy of China, Ven. Master Xuecheng was awarded the honorary PhD of Arts by Nan Tien Institute of Australia. The honorary Doctorate conferral ceremony was held in Nan Tien Temple, Australia on April 14.



President of Nan Tien Institute granted Ven. Master Xuecheng Doctor’s gown and hood. Pictured by Journalist TAO Shelan from China News Service.

Altogether more than one thousand people attended the ceremony, including senior monks, dignitaries, and Buddhist believers from more than a dozen of countries all over the world. Particularly, there were Geoff Lee, an Australian Parliamentarian, Gordon Bradbery, Mayor of Wollongong City, Bill Lovegrove, President of Nan Tien Institute, and Ven. Master Manke, Abbot of Fo Guang Shan in Australia and New Zealand. 

Founded in 2011, Nan Tien Institute is the fourth Buddhist University established by Master Hsing Yun throughout the world, and is the only higher education institution established by a Buddhist organization. It offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing. There are more than one hundred students, aged 45 on average, and 95% of them are from Australia. In 2017, Nan Tien Institute and UNSW Australia Business School signed a strategic cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, they will jointly launch executive education training courses which integrate Eastern wisdom and Western management to provide a broader vision for future business managers.


Ven. Master Xuecheng in Nan Tien Temple. Pictured by Journalist TAO Shelan from China News Service.

At the ceremony, Bill Lovegrove, President of Nan Tien Institute, said, “Nan Tien Institute emphasizes education quality. It makes Buddhist wisdom of more than two thousand years a part of the courses, which gives students more wisdom and makes them more compassionate. Let’s witness the historical moment.”

Venerable Master Xuecheng said, “Being awarded the honorary PhD of Arts degree is not only a personal honor for me, but also a friendship across borders and a chance for cultural communication. It indicates the responsibilities that Buddhists should undertake in today’s world. As a Buddhist from China, and also a new school fellow of Nan Tien Institute, the mission is put on my shoulders when I receive the certificate of the honorary PhD within my hands.”

Then Ven. Master Xuecheng gave a speech titled “Renaissance of Human Civilization and Global Responsibility of Buddhism”, which he expounded in three aspects: the cycle of “cyclic existence”, to rebuild human civilization system with “heart civilization”, and the global responsibility of Buddhism in the renaissance of human civilization. He hopes that everyone can light up themselves and the world with the radiance of awakening, and that the radiance of human civilization lights up the universe and never perishes. 

The Chinese Buddhist delegation led by Ven. Master Xuecheng visited Australia from April 11 to 16 on invitation, during which Ven. Master Xuecheng unveiled the plaque for “Australia and China Buddhist Association”, and attended the enthronement of Ven. Master Boruo, the new abbot of Lin Yim Buddhist Institute in Sydney as well as the enthronement of Ven. Master Miaojing, the new abbot of Hu Guo Bao En Temple of Australia in Canberra.

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