Venerable Master Hsing Yun founded Fo Guang Shan in 1967.
Since then it has evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest to the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Master Hsing Yun has inspired the selfless devotion of over 1,000 monastics as well as the ardent support of many lay devotees to assist him in bringing confidence, joy, hopes, and providing service to countless other. Presently Fo Guang Shan has over 200 branch temples throughout the world carrying out the goals of propagating Humanistic Buddhism and establishing a Pure Land on earth.
The organization in the temple is Fo Guang Shan. This organization consists of two groups: Internation Buddhist Progress Society (I.B.P.S.) and the Buddha’s Light International Association (B.L.I.A.)