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

What is the difference between Buddhas and Bodhisattvas?

Buddhas are fully enlightened and have entered nirvana while Bodhisattvas are practising Buddhas who are very close to full enlightenment.  According to some Mahayana scriptures, it is also believed that Bodhisattvas are deliberately retaining a little karmic force in their consciousness so that they will reincarnate back into the human world to carry out their infinite compassionate deeds in liberating people or they are actually Buddhas but manifest themselves to us in this saha world as Bodhisattvas only.