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”:
“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.