Re-Creation of Rituals in Humanistic Buddhism: A Case Study of FoGuangShan

  title={Re-Creation of Rituals in Humanistic Buddhism: A Case Study of FoGuangShan},
  author={Xue Yu},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  pages={350 - 364}
  • Xue Yu
  • Published 16 September 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Asian Philosophy
The rise of humanistic Buddhism in the early twentieth century was a direct reaction against the practice of rituals for the dead by highlighting the importance of serving and benefiting the livings in this world here and now. Nevertheless, almost one hundred years later today, rituals for the dead continue to play very important role in Humanistic Buddhism. This paper analyses the ritual theory of Master Xing Yun (星雲), one of the leading figures in contemporary Humanistic Buddhism, and… 

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