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Xiang Yun Temple, Austin

4.5
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Xiang Yun Temple is one of the many branches of the Fo Guang Shan Temple Buddhist Order that has spread throughout the world. " Fo Guang Shan " is Mandarin for Buddha (Fo), Light (Guang), and Mountain (Shan). Founded in 1965 by Grand Master Hsing Yun, the order's international headquarters is in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

FGS Buddhism is rooted in the Mahayana tradition that emphasizes the point that Buddhahood is within everyone's potential reach. FGS followers strive to bring Buddhism into their daily life and aptly term their faith " Humanistic Buddhism."

Xiang Yun Temple is not only a place of worship, but also and educational and mediation facility. It provides a place for people to study various aspects of Buddhism, also provides a sanctuary to all people from the pressures of daily life.
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  • This Buddhist temple is normally serene and peaceful. We went on the Sunday celebration of the Lunar New Year so it was packed. All is beautiful and the people are so very welcoming. This temple...  more »
  • Attended a half day retreat and was very impressed. It was well run, beautiful temple and grounds, excellent teachers and a delicious vegetarian lunch. There is no charge to visit the temple or...  more »
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  • Nice and beautiful view. nice modern monastery
  • A Taiwanese Buddhist temple with a great little tea room. Or serves a vegan lunch Mon thru Fri. They have a tiny selection of delicious food, you can get either a rice bowl or a noodle bowl. The lunch includes tea and fruit for dessert. The suggested donation is only $7. they also have Chinese classes & an intro to Buddhist teachings. They have services in English and in Mandarin Chinese.

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