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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  • A beautiful and peaceful place to visit.. Just stunning grounds and meditation halls.. This place just has a calm, serene and lovely energy about it.. Loved the affirmations hung all around the place....  more »
  • An interesting scenic visit but the food is very poor. Culturally significant. This Buddhist temple is high;y evangelistic which is quite unusual for a Buddhist establishment.  more »
  • It will be a lot better when the pedestrian bridge is finished across the motorway less noisy if you are visiting on a weekday.  more »
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  • Kids loved it. I loved it. Great place to see, calming area. There are meditation retreats there. Cafe there. No outside food allowed.
  • Serenity. Peacefulness. A must visit. Very kind and respectful staff assist you in anyway to know about the history and more. A wonderful tea stall providing with an assortment of cultural foods like hot noodles and burdock tea. People of all backgrounds are welcome here. Just be respectful and mantain the sanctity, and you'll have a wonderful experience. The silence is amazing.
  • Listed as the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere, this site definitely offers some pretty sites. It would be easy to rush through or spend a couple of hours there. Of course, depending on how interested you are. Weekends often have interactive activities, music and stalls but still maintain a quiet reverence. It is great for photography too if you're that way inclined. A great site that offers some eastern culture to an otherwise westernized wollongong
  • One of the richest and we'll maintained japanese Chinese Buddhist temple. Huge temple and very big area. Very well maintained. Many mediation courses are conducted there among this weekend retreat is very popular. Temple has own University affiliated to many colleges in Sydney where social and spiritual degree programs are conducted. I got an opportunity to join half an hour mediation session. Very calm cool and peaceful. Those who are looking to calm down or disturbed must try this.
  • Relaxing Place. Crowded during holidays. Best time is to visit off peak season. During peak holiday season getting parking is difficult

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