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宣揚佛陀智慧 推廣佛教文化

培養人文胸懷 認識生命本質

本會成立於2001 年,以「宣揚佛陀智慧;推廣佛教文化;培養人文胸懷;認識生命本質」為宗旨。在海濤法師慈悲志業中,中華印經協會扮演的是一個文化傳播、教育的角色,以推廣佛教文化為目標,並兼顧生命教育、道德教育等層面。

為了宣揚佛陀慈悲智慧,使佛法廣為流通,因此大量倡印各類佛教經典、佛教書刊、佛教漫畫,並錄製錄音帶、影音光碟等多媒體產品與大眾免費結緣。在製作方向上,為了讓不同年齡、不同族群的大眾皆能擇其所需,印贈結緣品有:淺顯的漫畫、卡通;建立基礎觀念的佛教故事、佛法淺說、因果故事;以及佛經重點輯錄等。就是希望能讓大眾以更多元化、更活潑生動的方式來接觸、見聞佛陀的智慧法教,進而認識生命的本質及意義。

幾年來,中華印經協會所出版的結緣品,經典系列、生命教育、心靈系列、佛陀教育等叢書,總數超過一千一百貳拾肆萬冊;加上有聲、影音系列,總計已超過一千七百多萬冊,受惠大眾不計其數。有鑑於贈書到學校、監獄、社區、素食館、廟宇的活動獲得相當大的成效,十幾年來印經協會持續不斷在大陸以及東南亞等地區,推廣佛學書籍,普受大眾歡迎。尤其佛學漫畫和DVD 更是供不應求,海外分點更頻頻來信要求更多的法寶,同時積極將各類出版刊物、叢書,長期免費致贈與國內外各佛學機構、機關團體、學校、監獄等,就是為了讓佛法甘露普及海內外,這是海濤法師長久以來所致力的方向。

此外,印經協會近年來更致力於建造佛塔與印製大乘佛教經幡( 目前已印贈逾一萬五千面大經幡、十六萬三千面小經幡旗),在宜蘭、苗栗、嘉義、屏東、恆春等地建造大型的佛塔,並塑造約二十萬座華嚴經塔及小佛塔,同時印贈三萬個轉經輪,分贈海內外各佛寺、佛教中心、道場及一般大眾,以推廣和教育信眾供養佛塔的功德利益。

書是最好的禮物,閱讀是最美的習慣,我們深信知識能改變命運,教育可影響人格。除了弘揚佛法及宣傳生命的意義和價值外,也希望大眾藉著好書的薰陶,建立正向價值觀、涵育人文素養,進而營造一種充滿書香、清淨祥和的社會氛圍。


The Taiwan Buddhist Publication Association Established in 2001, the Taiwan Buddhist Publication Association upholds the principle of ‘spreading the Buddha’s wisdom and propagating the culture of Buddhism to nurture people’s understanding of humanity and life’. This association thus plays an important role in propagating and educating about Buddhism. While the association mainly aims to promote Buddhism, it also covers aspects of life and moral education.

The association has produced a large number of different Buddhist sutras, journals, cartoons, audio tapes, CDs, VCDs and DVDs, which are all for free distribution. In order to meet the needs of people of different ages and backgrounds, cartoons and Buddhist stories that reveal basic Buddhist concepts and extracts from the sutras have been produced. It is hoped that Buddha’s teachings can be made more accessible to the masses by increasing distribution of these materials and using more lively forms. People can ultimately understand the real nature and meaning of life.

Over the last few years, the Association has published more than 17 million items, including more than 11,240,000 copies of sutras, books on the topic of life education, spiritual cultivation and Buddhist education, as well as several million audio and video products. Numerous people have benefited from this. In light of the success of donating books to schools, prisons, local communities, vegetarian restaurants, temples and monasteries in Taiwan, the Association has been extending its activities to include other places abroad and a lot of positive feedback has been received. In particular, there is an excessive demand for Buddhist cartoons and DVDs. It is Master Hai Tao’s hope that people around the world can all benefit from Buddhism.

Furthermore, the Association has endeavoured to build Buddhist stupas as well as prayer flags (15,000 big ones and 163,000 small ones) and distribute them for free. Huge stupas have been built in Yilan, Miaoli, Jiayi, Pingdong, Hengchun, whilst about 200 thousand mini Avatamsaka Sutra stupas, as well as thirty thousand prayer wheels, have been made and distributed for free in Taiwan and abroad. This has helped to promote the merits and benefits of making offerings to Buddhist stupas.

Books are the best gifts and reading is the best thing to do. It is believed that knowledge can make a difference to our life, and through education we can improve our character. Therefore, apart from spreading Buddhism and educating people about the meaning of life, we hope that people can cultivate positive values and morality through reading good books, thus building a society with a pure and peaceful atmosphere.