創校源起Origin

民國84年,中國佛教會召開會員代表大會時,與會代表鑒於台灣目前雖然有佛教界所創辦的五所大學,但都不是專事培育出家眾的高級佛教教育學府,中國佛教會必須創辦一所專為培育僧尼的僧伽大學。

  

In 1995, The members/representatives of the Chinese Buddhist Association( CBA ) held a nationwide conference where some of the attendees did mention about five universities established by several different Buddhist groups/communities in Taiwan and state the fact that those unfortunately were not the institutes basically arranged for cultivating highly-educated Sangha, Buddhist monks and nuns. In view of that, members of the CBA in the meeting suggested that the CBA set up a university solely for Sangha.


因該提案有迫切的需要性,乃獲全體會員代表的通過而成案,以後並在理事會中,將創辦僧伽大學之案,移交當時擔任中國佛教會理事長的淨心長老負全責。如依中華民國教育部的規定,這一所專為培育僧尼而設的佛教僧伽大學,不知道還要等多久,才能實現。

As the urgent necessity for having a Sangha-only university was strongly recommended, all the attendees fully agreed and approved the proposal right in the middle of the meeting. Ven. Master Ching Hsin at that time was chairman of the CBA and naturally the very person appointed to take the whole responsibility and possible measures right after a meeting of the central committee members of the CBA. Under the regulations of Department of Education, R.O.C., to have a Sangha-only university did have to face some restrictions/difficulties and those obstacles would not be easily removed or overcome. No one was certain that a Buddhist university solely for Sangha could be built under the State’s laws.


2001
520日,淨心長老得到泰國摩訶朱拉隆功大學,授與榮譽博士學位時,向該校校長泰梭蓬大法師談及此事。泰梭蓬校長向淨心長老建議,可以在台灣創辦摩訶朱拉隆功大學台灣分校。 

Ven. Master Ching Hsin accepted his Honorary Doctorate Degree awarded from Mahachulalongkornrajaydyalaya University (MCU), Thailand 0n May, 20, 2001 and during his stay he had a chance to state the difficult situations he had been encountering and some different conditions in establishing Shangha-only university between the two countries with Rector of MCU, Phra. Dharmakosajarn.  Master Ching Hsin was then suggested to think deliberately about the possibility of having a MCU’s affiliate university in Taiwan.


摩訶朱拉隆功大學創校歷史悠久,是一所聞名國際的大學,能夠獲得該校的畢業文憑,其學歷將廣被世界各國所承認,所以淨心長老接受泰 國摩訶朱拉隆功大學校長泰梭蓬大法師的美意,決定在光德寺設立僧伽大學。摩訶朱拉隆功大學前後三次派員前來光德寺勘查環境、硬體設備,對於光德寺寬闊幽靜 的環境,非常讚賞。乃同意在光德寺設立台灣分校。並經創校委員會議定為『淨覺僧伽大學』,于2003910日正式舉行第一屆學僧開學典禮,泰國摩訶朱拉隆功大學校長泰梭蓬大法師及校務委員會代表們不遠千里前來見證這歷史性的一刻,淨覺僧伽大學導師覺光長老也親自蒞臨會場致詞。

MCU, Thailand is not only a national university with a long great tradition but an institute issuing worldwide recognized diplomas. After a couple of years of preparations and numerous evaluations made by the faculty members of MCU who had visited the school site and surroundings three times in the past years, they were fully satisfied with the hard and soft wares and facilities of the institute at  Kuang Teh Temple. With the permission of the members of the School Administrative Committee(SAC), this newly-established Ching Chueh Sangha University started its first session of opening ceremony on September, 10, 2003.  Rector of MCU,Phra. Dharmakosajarn and his School Administrative Committee Members all the way from Thailand flew to share this historical moment and the guiding master of Ching Chueh Sangha University ,Ven. Master Chureh Kuan was there also to deliver a very encouraging speech on that special occasion.


2004
1026日泰國摩訶朱拉隆功大學校長泰梭蓬大法師一行17人再度親至光德寺,將核准證書正式授與淨覺僧伽大學校長淨心長老。『淨覺僧伽大學』為四年制,提供食宿、免收學費,畢業時由泰國摩訶朱隆功大學頒發畢業證書。成績優良者,能獲得保送到泰國摩訶朱隆功大學本校深造,攻讀碩士、博士學位。

On Oct. 26, 2004, Rector of MCU,Phra. Dharmakosajarn and other 17 school members visited Kuang Teh Temple again to hand officially the Certificate of College Authorization to Ven. Master Ching Hsin, president of Ching Chueh Sangha University.  No tuition fee,miscellaneous expenses,and accommodations would be charged in this four year Sangha-only high education system and those well-performed college graduates would not only get the worldwide recognized diploma from MCU but have an option to study further at MCU in Bangkok, Thailand for MA or Ph.D


2009
718日,泰國摩訶朱拉隆功大學校長達摩俱舍旃(原法名泰梭蓬)大法師,再度親自率領校務委員會代表等共20餘人,將核准成立大乘佛教思想研究所證書,授予淨覺僧伽大學校長淨心長老,同年9月淨覺僧伽大學研究所第一屆正式招生。

Once again on July 18, 2009, Rector of MCU,Phra. Dharmakosajarn with his over 20 members of MCU school administrative committee visited the school to award the Certification of Graduate School Authorization on Mahayana Buddhist Study to Ven. master Ching Hsin, president of Ching Chueh Sangha University.  Accordingly ,the first session of graduate school started recruiting qualified graduate students in Sept..