Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple
Introduction to Fo Guang Shan
Venerable Master Hsing Yun founded Fo Guang Shan in 1967.
Since then it has evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest to the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Master Hsing Yun has inspired the selfless devotion of over 1,000 monastics as well as the ardent support of many lay devotees to assist him in bringing confidence, joy, hopes, and providing service to countless other. Presently Fo Guang Shan has over 200 branch temples throughout the world carrying out the goals of propagating Humanistic Buddhism and establishing a Pure Land on earth.
In May 1997 Fo Guang Shan decided to close its doors to the general public to give monastics the cloistered atmosphere they need for their Buddhist practice. At the end of 2000 President Chen Shui-bian and govermment officials from Kaohsiung visited Fo Guang Shan bringing with them the wish from their constituents that Fo Guang Shan re-open its mountain gate. After due consideration, Fo Guang Shan decided to re-open the monastery to some extent thereby providing the public with a Pure Land environment in which to practice Buddhism.
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Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple WA
Evolved from a mountaintop bamboo forest to the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan monastery has been a forerunner in propagating Humanistic Buddhism and establishing a pure land on earth. Venerable Master Hsing Yun founded Fo Guang Shan in 1967, and currently, more than 200 temples and viharas have been established across 5 continents.
"Let Buddha's light illuminate three thousand realms and Dharma water WA, the temple was constructed within a period of 5 Fo Guang Shan Temple of WA (International Buddhist Association of Western Australia) has been established under the vision of Venerable Master Hsing Yun, flow across the five continents". and opened to the public in 1998. Since then, it has years. A spiritual home for became a landmark in the suburb of Maylands, just minutes away from city centre of Perth and easily accessible by public transport. With its traditional architecture, it serves as a bridge for the fusion of oriental and western cultures, as Buddhists and non-Buddhists from all diverse backgrounds take advantage of its transquility and serenity as a place for refuge and contemplation, learning, meeting people and knowledge sharing.
Dharma services are held every Sunday morning and on special days according to the Buddhist calendar. Major Chinese festivals are also celebrated, namely Lunar New Year, Dumpling Festival and Mid-autumn Festival. Classes are held on a regular basis such as meditation, Dharma talks, study groups, calligraphy, Chinese orchestra lessons etc.
The temple is open to the general public from Tuesday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm, and closed on Monday.
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