Following the opening of Tsz Shan Monastery in 2015, there had been a rising sentiment in Mr. Li Ka-shing that Buddhist art can soothe the mind and nourish the soul with its visual aesthetics. With this conviction in mind, he set out to develop the Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum located underneath the Guan Yin Statue. After years of planning and preparation, the Museum officially opened to the public in 2019.
The Museum houses precious Buddhist artefacts and objects from across the globe. Through unique exhibitions and cultural activities, we seek to interweave Buddhist art and culture, and present our visitors with a platform for art appreciation and spiritual nourishment. The Museum is set within a circular enclosure – denoting the freeing of the minds and accomplishing inner contentment – a state that we wish to have our visitors experience during their circumambulations. The Tsz Shan Monastery Buddhist Art Museum is also the first and only museum in Hong Kong dedicated to Buddhist art and relics as its primary exhibits, curatorial themes and research fields.
Situated beneath the Guan Yin Statue, the Museum aspires to promulgate Buddhist teachings, guiding our visitors in their journeys of appreciation of Buddhist art, thereby welcoming them to lead a purified, purposeful life.