Buddha's Light International Association


Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) is an international nongovernment organization composed of monastic and laypeople. We enact Humanistic Buddhism, which is committed to equality, respect for others, and social progress.

Founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun in 1992 with the belief that Humanistic Buddhism is a driving force for social good, BLIA works globally for concerted, positive action in the twenty-first century. We support our communities to make a difference and encourage collective action to scale solutions to benefit our environment and future generations.

BLIA is headquartered in Hacienda Heights, California, and has 200 chapters in over 70 countries and regions.


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  • Manhattan office in 2020
  •  (718) 939-8318
  • nyngo@blia.org
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