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 true reflection and complex story. Unspeakable beauty. An energy that renews and transforms us. Enjoy a cup of tea, enjoying the peace and beauty of the place.
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  • Beautifully maintained property. Quiet and peacefull. We has lunch at the tea room which has a simple vegetarian menu. Good wholesome food and not expensive. Plenty of steps but worth the climb.  more »
  • Worth a visit if visiting the area. It is a lovely temple with beautiful gardens. There are a few steps up and down. Please remember to be respectful when visiting.  more »
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  • A very well maintained and beautiful temple worth visiting with a cafe/tea house as well although I didn't have a chance to eat there. Only manage to stop by for a short visit but will come back again for sight seeing if I have a chance. As with all places of worship, everyone is welcomed as long as we observe the guidelines and be respectful. The view from the top is spectacular too.
  • Not a Buddhist at all but this is a very interesting place to go to. Ideal to connect spiritually and Buddha’s teachings are all over the place. I was planning to light a candle inside the temple but it was just too expensive for me ($68). Staff are very welcoming and they will really find time to assist you. The bus station is just outside the temple, so even if it’s quite far, the transport is quite good. The Tea House serves vegetarian food.
  • Very peaceful, serene and well maintained. I enjoyed going around the place. The deities on the main temple i.e. the statues of Lord Buddha there were amazing and also huge. The area around the temple is also lovely and the environment will awestruck you.
  • A nice local attraction to visit when you are in or around Wollongong. Awesome Views, Went with family and we all really liked the temple. Worth visiting.
  • 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.
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