Chung Tian Temple

Chung Tian Temple

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Posted 2010-08-06 by Carly Ogbornefollow

It's hard to find a moment of peace and tranquility in this fast paced modern day world, but if you've got a day to spare you'll find an abundance at the , a slice of Bhuddist Zen in southern Brisbane.

The Chung Tian (which means Middle Heaven) Temple was founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, a founding member of the Foguangshan Bhuddist order. After suffering poverty and oppression throughout World War Two, Master Hsing Yun developed what became known as a Humanistic Bhuddist movement, one that was available to people around the world and not just the reclusive monastic orders in Asia.

The temple was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Bhuddist architectural practices. Although Bhuddists had been living in Queensland for nearly one hundred years previous, the construction of this temple finally gave them a place for reflection and worship.

Members of the public are encouraged to take a guided tour of the traditional Chinese building and Zen gardens set against the Australian bush. See the ancient and modern Chinese calligraphy materials in the Sutra Transcript Room; lose yourself in the peaceful, orderly Chan Gardens; or rejuvinate your soul with some reflection in the Meditation Hall. You can also arrange to participate in a calligraphy lesson, Chinese tea ceremy, origami or ringing of the blessed bell. Call 3841 3511 or email [email protected] to book a guided tour.

The temple also has beginners and advanced meditation and book study classes on Sundays. Bookings are not necessary for these classes. The is open Tuesday till Sunday from 9am until 5pm.

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