Hsi Lai Temple - The largest Buddhist Temple in the US

02-08-2017

(USKings.org) Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple is a mountain monastery in the northern Puente Hills, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California. Completed in 1988, it is the largest Buddhist temple in the United States.

 

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple  is a mountain monastery in the northern Puente Hills, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California. Completed in 1988, it is the largest Buddhist temple in the United States and in the Western Hemisphere with 15 acre. The name "Hsi Lai" means Coming West.

 

 

Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with Fo Guang Shan, a Buddhist organization from Taiwan. It is the order's first overseas branch temple, and serves as the North American regional headquarters for Fo Guang Shan. Hsi Lai Temple was the site of the founding of Buddha's Light International Association, established in 1991. The temple, like its mother temple in Taiwan, practices Humanistic Buddhism.

 

 

In 1990, in conjunction to the completion of Hsi Lai Temple, Master Hsing Yun founded Hsi Lai University, one of sixteen Buddhist colleges and universities operated by Fo Guang Shan. The university relocated to Rosemead, California in 1996. It is one of the first Buddhist colleges in the United States.

 

 

Hsi Lai Temple offers community service to a variety of people in need of hours. Jobs range from cleaning and sweeping around the temple to serving lunch in the dining room.

 

A Sila event at Hsi Lai Temple.

 

 

 

 


Claire Huynh (Collect) - USKings (Source of photos: internet)

 

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