Under the vision of its founder, Grand Master Hsing Yun, “Let Buddha’s light illuminate three thousand realms and Dharma water flow across the five continents”, the Fo Guang Shan Temple of WA was one of over 200 temples established around the world with the aim of spreading Humanistic Buddhism.
Constructed within a period of 5 years, it was opened to the public in 1998 and has become a landmark in the suburb of Maylands, just minutes away from the 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 tranquility and serenity as a place for refuge and contemplation, learning, meeting people and sharing of knowledge.
Services are held every Sunday morning and on special days according to the Buddhist calendar. Major Chinese festivals are also celebrated, namely the 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, 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Monday).