"Fo Guang Shan He Hwa Temple" China Town Tip by dila

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by dila

The Fo Guang Shan He Hwa Temple is the biggest Chinese temple of the I.B.P.S. (International Buddhist Progress Society) in Europe that is built in a tradional style.It is part of a world-wide Chinese Buddhist organisation, the I.B.P.S, which was founded by Venarable Master Hsing Yun.

The function of the temple is expressed through its four aims:
- to spread Buddhism, partly through cultural activities.
- to help develop the talents of people.
-to help further positive developments in society by means of chairty programmes.
-to purify the hearts and minds of all people by giving them the opportunity to learn how to practise Buddhism.

every sunday, from 10.30 am onwards, there is a Sutra recitation in the trational Chinese way.
every year in may the birth of the Budda is celebrated at the Nieuwmarkt.
the temple was opened by queen Beatrix at 15 september 2000.

i asked from the dooropening if it was aloud to come inside. the nun said yes. from the entrance up i saw here at the doorentrance on the right. at the desk you have some flyers
and you can get some info about guided tours. i asked premission to take the pictures inside.
if you want you can give an donation.

Address: Zeedijk 106-118 - 1012 BB Amsterdam
Directions: near the nieuwmarkt
othercontact: fax 0031-(0)20-4204100
Phone: 0031-(0)20-4202357
Website: http://www.amsterdam.info/chinatown/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2004
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