July 05, 2008


Siddhartha: A Musical Journey to Enlightenment
is an origina
l production by Chu Un Temple, Buddha’s Light International Association, Philippines Cebu Chapter & Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order headed by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

The Origins of Fo Guang Shan

In 1967, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, established Fo Guang Shan on a mountain-top bamboo forest in Dashu, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His aim was to achieve the following objectives: to propagate Buddhism through culture, to foster talent through education, to benefit society through charitable programs and to purify human minds through Buddhist practice.

In 1992, the Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA) was founded in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, USA, to combine the strength of the monastic community and lay practitioners in order to work as a team in the promotion of Humanistic Buddhism. To date, 194 branch temples and 170 BLIA regional chapters have been established worldwide, to put into practice the following ideals: render service to the community, purify people's minds and build a Pure Land on earth.

Here are the links of the different groups who have produced the musical in their respective city/country.

Fo Guang Shan Monastery: Taiwan

BLIA Republic of China

International Buddhist Progress Society Manila, Philippines

BLIA Cebu, Philippines