Various Interest Classes

Sat, October 21 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, October 22 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Eng. Children Dharma Class

Sat, October 21 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Yoga Class

Wed, October 25 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Eng. Dharma Class

Sat, October 21 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Fo Guang Shan Temple Chinese School

Sun, October 22 - 9:30am to 11:45am

Bright Light Chanting Service

Fri, October 20 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Amitabha Sutra Chanting Service

Sun, October 22 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Eng. Dharma Class

Wed, October 25 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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.