Press Release



The Humpty Dumpty Institute Welcomes An Additional New Director



For Immediate Release


May 24, 2012


Ven Hsin Ting

New York— The Humpty Dumpty Institute is privileged to welcome the Venerable Hsin Ting onto its Board of Directors.  The Venerable Hsin Ting is a Buddhist monk who serves as the sixth Abbot and Director of the International Buddhist Progress Society.  Venerable Hsin Ting is the second highest monastic in his order and is expected to succeed Grand Master Hsing Yun as the head teacher of the Society in the future.  He was born into a family of farmers and grew up in Taiwan and took full ordination in 1969.  Hsin Ting graduated from the Eastern Buddhist College in Taiwan and the India Research Institute of the Chinese Cultural University.  He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of the West in Rosemead, California in 1998.  The Venerable Hsin Ting is an American citizen. 


The Venerable Hsin Ting is well versed in speaking the Dharma, instruction in Zen meditation, Buddhist chants, the composition of music and lyrics and large-scale construction projects.  Venerable Hsin Ting travels around the world overseeing humanitarian projects in South America and Asia, giving Dharma lectures and presiding over Buddhist ceremonies.  Mr. William J. Rouhana, Jr., the Chairman of the Humpty Dumpty Institute said that “the inclusion of Venerable Hsin Ting onto HDI’s Board offers the organization an opportunity to gain greater exposure throughout Asia and to continue our work there.  The Venerable Hsin Ting will play a critical role in our continuing efforts to help vulnerable communities in Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.”  Ralph L. Cwerman, HDI’s President, has travelled to HDI projects in Sri Lanka and Laos with Venerable Hsin Ting.  Cwerman said that “Venerable Hsin Ting will bring with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will serve to advance and extend interesting and unique partnerships between HDI and many new organizations in Asia.  We are very privileged and excited to have him join our efforts”.   



The Humpty Dumpty Institute is a unique non-profit organization serving people in the developing world through the implementation of large-scale humanitarian projects and through its work with the United Nations. Over the past six years, the Institute has implemented significant development projects in Angola, Mozambique, Lebanon,  Laos, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka and Myanmar. These projects are sponsored by individuals, foundations and governments.  In addition, we foster dialogue between the United Nations and a variety of constituencies in the United States including the U.S. Congress, universities, and the creative community; all designed to help the U.N. become an even more effective Institution.  For more information please visit our website at