Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, December 17 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, December 17 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Yoga Class

Wed, December 13 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Fo Guang Shan Temple Chinese School

Sun, December 17 - 9:30am to 11:45am

Eight Precepts Dharma Service

Sat, December 16 - 9:30am to 9:00pm

Bright Light Chanting Service

Mon, December 18 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Are the "Four Noble Truths" the same as the "Depending Origination"?

When the Buddha attained full enlightenment under the Bodi Tree, he understood in completion why and how the links, normally known as the twelve links of Dependent Origination, influence and interact with each other in the circle of life and death. The reverse of the cycle will lead us back to purity, tranquility which is liberation and nirvana. Thereafter, the Buddha condensed his realisation and grouped his teachings of the Dependent Origination into the Four Noble Truths which he preached for the first time to his 5 disciples in Deer Park, the first sermon or the first turning of the Dharma Wheel.