Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

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Nan Tien Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located in the industrial suburb of Berkeley, on the southern outskirts of the Australian city of Wollongong, approximately south of Sydney.Nan Tien is one of the branch temples of the Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, founded in 1967 by Hsing Yun, which has over 120 branches worldwide. The temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere.HistoryIt was founded by and constructed under the auspices of the Mahayana Buddhist organization known as Fo Guang Shan, and completed in 1995. The organization itself was founded in Taiwan in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and has 120 branches throughout the world. Fo Guang Shan Buddhism is rooted in the Mahayana tradition which emphasises that Buddhahood is within everyone's potential reach. Fo Guang Shan followers strive to bring Buddhism into daily life and describe their philosophy as "Humanistic Buddhism".
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  • Lovely calm setting to dine in. Vegetarian with many options to cover all tastes. Reasonable cost but neither cheap or expensive.  more »
  • I always make sure I take overseas visitors here. It's not far from Sydney and you really feel like you are in a different world. The temples are magnificent and very simple - although they feel regal...  more »
  • I am a frequent visitor of the temple. At present they build a footbridge to the Nan Tien University on the other side of the freeway. I love the food and never leave without having a meal.  more »
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  • Large Buddhist temple near Wollongong. It's beautiful, very clean and the guides inside can offer a lot of interesting information about Buddhism. The calligraphy class in the Pagoda was fun. The public transport is a bit lacking and the temple is located in an industrial district near a major highway. This combined with plenty of tourists visiting it daily it is not as tranquil as it seems from the photos.
  • A place where you can find peace. Much better if you can go during school days.
  • Such an amazing place on many levels, feels like your teleported to another place. The architecture of the buildings and scale are a wonder and grounds are beautiful. I'm sure there's still much to experience from the people here too.
  • A place of meditation. Whenever I go there, I always feel relaxed and calm.
  • Big temple, very friendly, calm and spacious. Learn about Buddhism or go to worship. She dance/meditation classes available. Not too remarkable though

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