This year’s theme ‘Consensus and Openness’ outlined by our founder Venerable Master Hsing Yun, highlights the importance of encouraging individuals to be more open-minded towards both new and traditional elements that influence our lives today. As individuals we can contribute towards openness through respect and appreciation of others’ beliefs and perspectives. In turn, we can also practice ‘consensus’ as a process of reaching an agreement through acceptance. We aspire to promote Humanistic Buddhism through the mottos of FGS and BLIA:
- ‘Three Acts of Goodness’ – Do Good Deeds, Speak Good Words, Think Good Thoughts
- ‘Four Offerings’ – Give Others Confidence, Give Others Joy, Give Others Convenience and Give Others Service; and
- ‘Five Harmonies’ – Self-Serenity, Family Tranquility, Peer Respect, Social Harmony and World Peace
We hope that each and every person will plant this seed of hope for a brighter and better future.