Various Interest Classes

Sat, April 29 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, April 30 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Eng. Children Dharma Class

Sat, April 29 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Eng. Dharma Class

Sat, April 29 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Fo Guang Shan Temple Chinese School

Sun, April 30 - 9:30am to 11:45am

Eng. Meditation/ Dharma Class

Wed, May 3 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Celebration of Buddha's Birthday & Taking Refuge Ceremony

Sun, April 30 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Baby Blessing Ceremony

Sun, April 30 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

When and where did Buddhism originate and how many schools did it split into?

The Buddha was born about 2,500 years ago in the foothills of the Himalayas, in a small Kingdom Kapilavastu, north of India then. It is now Nepal. His teachings is identified as Buddhism. After his death (nirvana), over time and due to the influences of cultures, the discoveries of more sutras (the Buddha's discourses), the various expansions of his ideology, Buddhism split into two major groups, the Mahayana vehicle spreading along the northern route, the Theravada along the south and the Vajrayana centered in Tibet . Currently, eight different schools are present with the prominent sects such as the Ch'an (Zen), Pureland, Tiantai and Yogacara etc.