Hsin Tao

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Hsin Tao.

Dharma Master Hsin Tao (心道, born 1948 in Burma) is a Buddhist monk who set up the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation in 1989.[1] He is also known for his effort in international and interfaith dialog, especially on dialog with some muslim group.


Hsin Tao was born in Burma with ancestry from Yunnan in China, and later he followed the Republic of China Army in the region to Taiwan. He ordained as a novice monk in 1973 the age of 25 under Venerable Master Hsing Yun at Fo Guang Shan, and entered Tsung Lin Buddhist College at the same time.[2] He later founded the Ling Jiou Mountain Monastery in 1983. Through the Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation, he founded the Museum of World Religions (世界宗教博物館) in the Yonghe District of New Taipei City, Taiwan, in 2001. He founded the Global Family for Love and Peace[2] in New York, USA, in 2002. He is also interested in interfaith dialogue and currently sits on the Board of World Religious Leaders for the Elijah Interfaith Institute.[3]

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  1. ^ "Master Hsin Tao". Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Dharma Master Hsin Tao". Global Family for Love & Peace. Retrieved August 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Elijah Interfaith Institute - Buddhist Members of the Board of World Religious Leaders

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