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Fo Guang Shan temples – Promoting Humanistic Buddhism

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Origin of the Fo Guang Shan order

Founded in 1967 by Hsing Yun, the order promotes Humanistic Buddhism and is known for its efforts in the modernization of Chinese Buddhism.

The order is famous for its use of technology and its are often furnished with the latest equipment.

In 1981, 15 years after its establishment, the Great Hero Hall was built. During these times, many other Fo Guang Shan temples outside the order’s mother monastery were also built.

Today temples and organizations have been established in 173 countries throughout the world, and now encompasses more than 3,500 monastics.

Fo Guang Shan temples have no entrance fee, and do not allow many of the practices commonly found in other Chinese temples, such as fortune-telling or the presence of sales vendors.

Fo Guang Shan temples around the world

This is a list of Fo Guang Shan temples around the world.

Chung Tian Temple

is a Chan Buddhist temple located at 1034 Underwood Road, Priestdale, Queensland. The temple is part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist monastic order. Construction of the temple began in January 1991 and it opened in June 1993. Chung Tian Temple was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, who is also the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order.

Fo Guang Buddhist Temple Boston

The Fo Guang Buddhist Temple of Boston (FGBTB) is a branch of the Fo Guang Shan international Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhist order. It is the first temple that Fo Guang Shan Temple established in Massachusetts.

Fo Guang Shan Monastery

is a Chinese Mahāyāna Buddhist monastery in Dashu District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is the headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan international organization and the largest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan.

Fo Guang Shan Temple – Auckland

The Fo Guang Shan Temple of Auckland is a temple and community centre of the Fo Guang Shan Chinese Buddhist movement in the East Tamaki/Flat Bush suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The temple and complex were built over seven years. It was designed in the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. The temple also includes a large Buddha statue and a two-tonne bell.

Fo Guang Shan Temple – Tawau

Fo Guang Shan Temple Tawau is a Buddhist temple located in Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia. It is one of the overseas temple for the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist organization based in Taiwan.

Fo Guang Shan Temple – Toronto

Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto was built to serve as a cultural, educational, community and spiritual centre for Chinese Buddhism and those interested in Buddhist teachings and practice. Founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun in 1991 and completed in 1997, Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto is one of the over 400 Fo Guang Shan Temples worldwide. It was founded with the intention to propagate Humanistic Buddhism to the local community in the Greater Toronto Area, which emphasizes bringing Buddhist teaching into our daily lives and maintaining harmony with the environment, society, each other and within ourselves.

Guang Ming Temple

The in Orlando, Florida, United States is the largest Buddhist temple in Central Florida. The three story, 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2), traditional Chinese-monastic style temple was completed in 2007 and cost approximately $5 million to construct. The temple is associated with Fo Guang Shan, a monastic organization from Taiwan led by Venerable Hsing Yun that claims over one million members worldwide, and with in Los Angeles. Guang Ming is home to several resident monastics, and boasts a vast main shrine room, auxiliary meditation room, vegetarian cafeteria, tea room, gift shop, and guest dormitories. The temple is open daily from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, and weekly events are held in Chinese as well as English.

Hsi Lai Temple

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple is a mountain monastery in the northern Puente Hills, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California. The name Hsi Lai means “coming west”.

IBPS Manila

The International Buddhist Progress Society of Manila, Philippines is the main branch way-place of the Taiwan affiliated Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order in the Philippines. As do all branch temples, way-places, and organizations of Fo Guang Shan, the branch follows Humanistic Buddhism, a modernized style of Buddhist teaching as propagated by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, spiritual founder and teacher of the order.

London Fo Guang Shan Temple

The is located at 84 Margaret Street, London W1, England. It was established in 1992 and is also known as International Buddhist Progress Society. It is one of two British branches of Fo Guang Shan Order, Taiwan.

Nan Hua Temple

is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa, and is situated in the Cultura Park suburb of Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. It is the African headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan Order, covering over 600 acres (2.4 km2). Fo Guang Shan was established in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and is a Mahayana Chinese Buddhism monastic order. The Temple, like its mother order in Taiwan, follows the Linji Chan school of Buddhism as well as the Pure Land School.

Nan Tien Temple

is a Buddhist temple complex located in Berkeley, on the southern outskirts of the Australian city of Wollongong, approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Sydney.

Zu Lai Temple

The is a Buddhist temple in Cotia, Brazil. It is the largest Buddhist temple in South America with 10,000 square meters of constructed area, inside an area of approximately 150,000 square meters. It has a partnership with Fo Guang Shan, practicing the Mahāyāna branch of Buddhism. The Zu Lai Temple states as its main objective the cultural and religious dissemination of the Buddhist Tradition, whilst trying to reach to the general population the teachings of traditional buddhist education, culture and meditation.

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  1. Complementary list of FGS Worldwide Branches:

    North America

    – Hsi Lai Temple
    3456 Glenmark Drive,
    Hacienda Heights, CA. 91745 U.S.A.

    – Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple of New York
    154-37 Barclay Ave,
    Flushing, NY 11355-1109, U.S.A.

    – Fo Guang Shan Guang Ming Temple
    6555 Hoffner Ave,
    Orlando, FL 32822, U.S.A.

    – Fo Guang Buddhist Temple of Boston
    711 Concord Ave,
    Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.

    – Fo Guang Shan of Toronto
    6525 Millcreek Drive,
    Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 7K6, Canada

    – Vancouver Fo Guang Shan Temple
    #6680-8181 Cambie Road,
    Richmond, B.C. V6X 3X9, Canada

    Europe & Africa

    – Fo Guang Shan France
    3 Allée Madame de Montespan,
    77600 Bussy-Saint-Georges, France

    – London Fo Guang Shan Temple
    84 Margaret Street,
    London, W1W 8TD, United Kingdom

    – Fo-Guang-Shan-Tempel, Berlin e.V.
    Ackerstraße 85-86,
    13355 Berlin, Germany

    – He Hua Temple
    Zeedijk 106 -118 1012 BB Amsterdam

    – Genève-Centre de Conférence Bouddhiste
    Chemin Terroux 20 bis,
    1218 Geneva, Switzerland

    – Nan Hua Temple
    27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park,
    Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa


    – Fo Guang Shan Monastery
    153 Hsien-tien Rd, Dashu,
    Kaohsiung City, 84049, Taiwan R.O.C.

    – Fo Guang Vihara (Hong Kong) Limited
    15/F, Blk B, Billion Centre,
    1 Wang Kwong Rd, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

    – Fo Guang Shan Malaysia
    PT2297, Jalan Sg. Buaya,
    42600 Jenjarom, Kuala Langat,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

    – Fo Guang Shan Singapore
    1 Punggol Place,
    Singapore 828844

    – Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple
    656 P. Ocampo St., Malate,
    Manila, Philippines

    – Fo Guang Shan Thaihua Temple
    Kubon Road (Opposite Soi Kubon 34),
    Bangchan Klongsamwa Bangkok 10510 Thailand


    – Nan Tien Temple
    180 Berkeley Road,
    Berkeley, NSW 2506, Australia

    – Chung Tian Temple
    1034 Underwood Road,
    Priestdale, QLD 4127, Australia

    – Fo Guang Shan New Zealand
    16 Stancombe Road,
    Flat Bush, Manukau 2016, New Zealand

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