Global Network of Buddhist Learning

The donors for the Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program along with their sister organizations, Tung Lin Kok Yuen Hong Kong, The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, and the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, intend to create a “Global Network of Buddhist Learning”:

Centre of Buddhist Studies, University of Hong Kong (2001)

International Buddhist College in Thailand (2004)

Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, University of British Columbia (2005)

Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture, University of Toronto at Scarborough (2006)

Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University (2008)


The Global Network of educational institutions funded in whole or in part by Tung Lin Kok Yuen Hong Kong, The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, or the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation.


“the Foundation aims to widen the opportunity to expose students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to Buddhist ideas, values and practices. Since its inauguration, the Foundation has committed its resources to the construction of a global network of academic institutions for students and teachers to exchange and share Buddhist learning…to explore how Buddhism has become an integral part of contemporary society; to introduce contemporary Buddhist practices, particularly meditation; and to use art as a way to understand Buddhist philosophy and practice…The network will continue to grow, embracing an increasing number of universities in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.”

For more information see the plan to “Develop a Global Network of Buddhist Learning” at the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Website.