A Visit to the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

Located in an area of 4 hectares in Flatbush, Auckland, Fo Guang Shan is one of over 200 centres under the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. 

The temple is free to visit (a dress code applies - ladies should not wear tanks or shorts and no jandals).  There is a welcome desk at the Front Shrine and we were invited to light a stick of incense and leave it in front of a statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

We walked around the Chan Gardens and admired the Novice Monks and Stone Lights.

We visited the Art Gallery and admired calligraphy and cultural displays.  We looked into the Main Shrine and the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism from just outside (shoes need to be removed to enter the shrine).

We'd hoped to visit the popular Water Drop Vege Cafe on our way out but the queue was spilling out the door.  We'll have to return to sample the healthy vegetarian food.


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