Hsin Ping

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Hsin Ping
School Fo Guang Shan
Dharma names Zhi De
Born (1938-06-30)June 30, 1938
Keelung City, Taiwan (then controlled by Empire of Japan)
Died April 7, 1995(1995-04-07) (aged 56)
Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung, Republic of China
Senior posting
Predecessor Hsing Yun
Religious career
Teacher Hsing Yun

Hsin Ping (Chinese: 心平和尚; pinyin: Xīnpíng Héshàng) (June 30, 1938- April 7, 1995) was the fourth and fifth abbot of Fo Guang Shan and the dharma heir to Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan.

Venerable Hsin Ping entered the Buddhist sangha in 1963. Hsin Ping went on to receive the precepts under Master Tao Yuan of Hai Hui Temple in Keelung in 1963, and went on to attend Shou Shan Buddhist College and the Chinese Buddhist Research Institute at Fo Guang Shan. For lengths of time during the earliest days of Fo Guang Shan, Hsin Ping was stationed in the construction quarters. In 1973, he became first in line of Fo Guang Shan’s order of precedence. In April 1995, Hsin Ping died suddenly after suffering from illness. The Venerable Hsin Ting served the rest of Hsin Ping's term until 1997, when he was elected head abbot. A portion of his ashes are interred in the United States at the Buddhist columbarium at Rose Hills in California, the rest are in the Longevity Memorial Park in Fo Guang Shan.[citation needed]

Buddhist titles
Preceded by
Ven. Master Hsing Yun
Abbot and Director of Fo Guang Shan
1985 – 1995
Succeeded by
Venerable Hsin Ting