Fo Guang Shan Monastery
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 comtemplation, 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.