Beginning in 1970, he successively established a children’s home, the Fo Guang Senior Citizens Home, the Cloud and Water Mobile Clinic, the Fo Guang Clinic, helped the Kaohsiung government establish a senior citizen’s home, and together with the Fu Hui Foundation. In addition, he established multiple Fo Guang middle and elementary schools and hospitals in China. He has also donated wheelchairs and combination houses, provided emergency relief aids, educated the young, provided for the elderly, and supported the poor and needy around the world.
In 1976, the Fo Guang Academic Journal was founded. The next year, the Fo Guang Tripitaka Editing Committee was founded to repunctuate and paragraph the canons. The committee compiled the Fo Guang Buddhist Canon (totalled nearly 1,000 volumes), and the Fo Guang Buddhist Dictionary. In 1988, Fo Guang Shan Foundation for Buddhist Culture & Education was founded to hold symposiums and publish collections of dissertations, as well as journals. In 1997, the 132-volume Selected Chinese Buddhist Texts in Modern Language was published and the CD-Rom edition of Fo Guang Buddhist Dictionary was released. In the same year, Venerable Master assisted in establishing M-Radio in Taichung, and the Buddha’s Light Satellite Television Station (now Beautiful Life Television) was established. In 2000, the Merit Times Daily News was founded.
In 2001, the Universal Gate Magazine, which was in publication for over twenty years, was transformed into the bi-monthly Universal Gate Buddhist Journal. At the same time, the Collection of Contemporary Buddhist Works , a collection of Master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations on Buddhism from the Cross-Strait was published into a 110-volume Chinese Buddhist Academic Series. In 2013, the 20-volume Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts was published. And in 2014, the 10-volume Fo Guang Buddhist Dictionary Revised Edition, 365 Days for Travelers: Wisdom from Chinese Literary and Buddhist Classics, and A House Full of Jade and Gold - a teaching material of Humanistic Buddhism - were published.
Venerable Master wrote the Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha, Essential Guides to Buddhism, Fo Guang Textbooks, Hundred Sayings Series, Between Ignorance and Enlightenment, Ten Thousand Affairs in the World, Modern Thoughts, Wise Mentality, A Record of a Discussion on Modern-day Questions, Sayings in Humanistic Buddhism, Collection of Papers on Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist Affinities Across 100 Years, and Hear Me Out: Messages from a Humble Monk. Totaling more than 20 million words, these works were translated into over twenty languages, such as English, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese, and have been circulated to all corners of the world.