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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  • August 16, 2017
    Very good quiet place, it is a large temple to the Australia, it makes me feel very well...
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  • August 11, 2017
    Gorgeous gardens to see, lovely view. Was a nice place to while away a few hours in the peace and tranquility. The lunch at the cafe was lovely.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Thus is beautiful to come and reflect and chill out. It has fantastic views if you walk to the top of the hill. Ringing the peace bell was a hit with the kids. The temples are beautiful and everyone v...  more »
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  • August 4, 2017
    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.
  • September 12, 2017
    A place where you can find peace. Much better if you can go during school days.
  • July 15, 2017
    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.
  • September 13, 2017
    A place of meditation. Whenever I go there, I always feel relaxed and calm.
  • June 8, 2017
    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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