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Chung Tian Temple

A welcoming destination for all, providing a serene environment for individuals seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.


At FGS Chung Tian Temple, our mission is to promote Buddhist teachings through cultural activities, nurture talents through education, contribute to our community through charitable programs, and purify human hearts and minds through Humanistic Buddhism.


The meaning of the temple name 'Chung Tian', means “Middle Heaven” and describes the openness of the temple's design. It constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture. The temple was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the 48th Patriarch of the Lin-Chi line of Ch’an and the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, which consists of over 200 branch temples worldwide and several Buddhist colleges and universities.

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Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order (originated in Taiwan). His Dharma name, Hsing Yun, means ‘star cloud’ whilst Fo Guang Shan means “Buddha’s Light Mountain”. After enduring poverty and oppression during World War II, he devoted his life to revitalizing Buddhism so that it belongs to the people – not just reclusive monastic orders.


Fo Guang Shan (literally meaning the Buddha’s Light Mountain) is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the world operating over 300 branch temples and several educational institutions.

In Australia and New Zealand, there are 11 Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temples, 9 of which are in Australia, and 2 in the state of Victoria. Fo Guang Shan also operates Nan Tien Institute, Australia’s first government accredited tertiary institution grounded in Buddhist values and wisdom.

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