Pictures from Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Fo Guang Shan is the largest monastery in Taiwan, ground-breaking took place nearly 50 years ago. The Kaohsiung campus is sprawling, featuring now only shrines but also publishing houses, translation centers, and its own university. It’s a massive compound, but it doesn’t stop in Taiwan. Also known as the International Buddhist Progress Society, it is in over 170 countries and has a huge worldwide influence.

Our trip to Fo Guang Shan Monastery was more of a two-day guided tour than an actual temple-stay. It was a peaceful way to spend a weekend away from studying, the main highlight being our traditional dinner. Following are some of my favorite photos from our two days at Fo Guang Shan and Buddha Memorial Centre.

Fo Guang Shan Entry Gate

Fo Guang Shan Receiving BuddhasFo Guang Shan Great Buddha Fo Guang Shan Nolan Hitting Bell Fo Guang Shan Walking Around Fo Guang Shan Stolen Head and Body ReunitedFo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center Buddha Memorial Center Stacking Stones Buddha Memorial Centre Taiwan Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Centre