Venerable Bhiksu Huimin is a professor at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the president of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts. He was born in Taiwan in 1954 and ordained in 1979. He completed a PhD thesis on the meditation objects (ālaṃbana) of the Śrāvakabhūmi at the University of Tokyo in 1992. Since 1998 he has been the abbot of Seeland Monastery and the Chair of the Chinese Buddhist Electronic Text Association (CBETA). As the principal investigator, he is currently engaged in two projects with the National Science Council of Taiwan: “Benevolence and Compassion: Meditative Foundation & Academic Curriculum, with A Platform for Ubiquitous e-Learning” and “Literary Study of the Sanskrit Text of the Scripture of Adorning the Great Vehicle (Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra)”.
Department: Department of Buddhist Studies
Role(s): Participant-Faculty, Co-investigator