Fo Guang Shan New Zealand was established to propagate the ideals of Humanistic Buddhism as expounded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. There are two Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temples in New Zealand, one in Auckland and the other in Christchurch. Both temples serve as places of worship and promote interfaith, education and cultural diversity. The temples also organise many events that foster harmony and respect between various faiths of New Zealand.
Occupying an area of four hectares, Fo Guang Shan Auckland's architecture is adapted from the palatial design of the Tang Dynasty; using greyish green glazed roof tiles, maroon stone pillars and vertical slat window frames to project magnificence, grandeur, cultivation and strength.
Fo Guang Shan Temple is open to everyone from all religious backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.
Products & specialties:
Waterdrop Vege Cafe:
A traditional tea house to experience spiritual purity and enjoy fragrant tea and delicious vegetarian food.
Opens Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays 10am - 4pm
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery Auckland:
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery provides an opportunity for locals to appreciate and interact with art. We showcase both local and international artworks all year round through a combination of beautiful Buddhism art and crafts, literature and academic studies.
For more information on current exhibitions, please visit www.fgs.org.nz