In 2016, Venerable Master Hsing Yun launched the Seeds of Hope Project in Taiwan. The project supported students from disadvantaged backgrounds to be able to attend school, in the hope to change their lives, expand their horizons, and help them build a brighter future through education. The program aimed to empower students to be future leaders and show them that they have potential, regardless of their economic background.
In spirit of this project, the Hsing Yun Education Foundation saw the opportunity to support PAL Buddhist School in Australia, a school that aims to cultivate future leaders by equipping them with a range of valuable life skills that develop their confidence, selflessness, generosity, patience, and resilience. The school’s vision aligns with Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s belief that education has the power to influence the quality of a person’s life.
With the same hope of fostering talents through education, HYEF shows its support to the school by providing funding for scholarships, bursaries, and teachers’ development grants.
A student from Guang Ming College asked Venerable Master:
“I’ve never met you, and you don’t know us. Why did you help us?”
“There is no one in this world that has no connection. We are one and we are family. Now that I have the ability to help you, you can help others in the future.”
A year later, the student said to Venerable Master Hsing Yun:
“I promise you Master, that in 10 year’s time, all Guang Ming College graduates will be propagating Humanistic Buddhism. I also promise that we will use everything we have learnt to contribute to world peace.”
Venerable Master said:
“ If I don’t live to see that day, I promise to come back and see you in my next life.”