Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (IBCV)

Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (IBCV)

Origins Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (IBCV) - Gate
Fo Guang Shan Melbourne is located in the suburb of Yarraville. Previously, the site of an Anglican Girls’ School, this three storey building now offers a Buddha Hall, meditation room, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva hall, classrooms, library, dining hall and gift shop. There is also on-site parking. 
 
 
 
 
Propagating the Dharma:
Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (IBCV) - InsideHumanistic Buddhism - Relevant to daily life and in tune with local culture. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I.Realising Master Hsing Yun’s vision of being amongst the people 
  • Buddha’s Day Multicultural Festival: Held over two days at Federation Square. The event drew a crowd of over 50,000 people with attractions such as Tea Ch’an, lotus flower folding, cultural performances and stalls serving vegetarian delicacies. 
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations: In order to further propagate Humanistic Buddhism, the temple participates in local New Year celebrations. Offering a range of attractions such as Light Offering and beading craft, the stalls draw great interest. 
  • The temple actively takes part in community events and welcomes other organisations to visit and give talks.
 
II. Spreading the Sounds of Dharma Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (IBCV) - Broadcasting
  • Broadcasting from the Chinese radio station 3CW, every Friday Fo Guang Shan Melbourne presents a programme on Buddhism, relaying topics from Merit Times newspaper and Master Hsing Yun’s literature series, as well as introducing the tranquil tunes of Buddhist music for morning chanting. 
  • Occasional Dharma talks and seminars are held. 
  • The temple actively takes part in community events and welcomes other organisations to visit and give talks.
 
III. Strengthening its community image through participation
  • Since 2004 the temple’s Buddha’s Light (BLIA) members have participated in Clean Up Australia Day each year and hence raised the their profile. 
  • The members also take part in events such as Tree Planting Day that aims to beautify the city and preserve the environment. 
  • The Humanistic Buddhism Study Groups aim to enhance personal growth. Sixteen study groups have been formed with a combined member participation of over a hundred people.
 
IV. Develop the monastery into learning centres
A range of events catering for different age groups are organised:
  • Dharma Lecturer training course 
  • Fo Guang Chinese School 
  • Art and craft classes and extracurricular classes including children’s tutorial, calligraphy class, Ch’an meditation class and others. 
  • Conferences and camps for self-cultivation and self-development: Children’s Happy Camp, Australia and New Zealand Youth Conference, Three-day meditation retreat. 
  • The Humanistic Buddhism Study Groups aim to enhance personal growth. Sixteen study groups have been formed with a combined member participation of over a hundred people. 

 

 
Location: 
89 Somerville Rd
Yarraville, VIC 3013
Australia
Telephone: 
+61 (3) 9314 5147
Fax: 
+61 (3) 9314 2006
Email: 
info@fgsmelbourne.org.au
Website: 
www.fgsmelbourne.org.au
Opening Hours: 
9 am - 5 pm Tue-Sun and Public Holidays
Closed on Mondays