Nan Tien Temple

by Mark

Cultural Festival

Cultural Festival

Cultural Festival
lotus pond
front shrine
main shrine

Fo Guang Shan Nan Tien Temple, known as 'Southern Paradise' is the largest Buddhist temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Nan Tien is very different from most tourist attractions because there is so much to offer:
the visual delights of grandeur architecture, art & culture including unique exhibitions &
festivals, Buddhist festivals, vegetarian culinary delights, educational & healthy life style classes & retreats, accommodation, top class conference and auditorium facilities as well as beautiful gardens & walks. There is also the spiritual and religious experience that is
unforgettable and even life changing for some.

The temple focuses on the exchange of eastern and western cultures; the interchange of the traditional and the modern; and also the adaptation with the local communities. Not to mention, the nurturing and educating of devotees and the general public.

Over the past ten years, Nan Tien Temple has become a favorite venue for religious study groups, school excursions and community group outings. Nan Tien Temple offers regular events, such as meditation retreats, excursions, art and craft classes etc.

Nan Tien Temple is not only a place of Buddhists attraction in Sydney but also one of the most well known international tourist attractions. It attracts more than a few hundred thousand visitors from all over the world all year round.

In addition, it plays an important role of propagating the Buddha Dharma and promoting the exchange and harmonization of the eastern and western cultures as well as all religions.


Like a breath of fresh air, Nan Tien Temple in Berkeley can refresh both your mind and spirit.

The temple is open to visitors regularly from 9am - 5pm, Tue - Sun as well as Public Holidays, including those that fall on a Monday. Visitors are free to roam the Shrines and enjoy the beautiful gardens.

For those who would like a longer stay, the Pilgrim Lodge offers comfortable accommodation. Vegetarian lunch served daily in the dining hall, 11am - 2pm or the tea house serves a-la-carte meals as well as snacks and coffee during temple opening hours.

Visitors who are interested in a more in-depth experience can join one of our weekend retreats or book a guided tour.

For further information and bookings please phone (02) 4272 0600.

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Feb 22, 2011
special type of serenity
by: Elena Rabuda

I attended some Tai Chi sessions at the temple [a few years back] and enjoyed a 'special type of serenity in the atmosphere'.
Thanks, Elena.

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