He reminds us that to transform our world, we must be actively engaged in it. "Community transcends the individual," he says, "and in doing so, fulfills the individual in the most complete way possible."

spring of gratitude

Fo Guang Shan Water Drop Teahouses are set up around the world to manifest Venerable Master Hsing Yun's ideal of "compensating droplets of kindness with springs of gratitude". Sample delicious and healthy vegetarian food while reading books by the Venerable Master in a tranquil and serene environment.


Bodhidharma is credited as transmitter of Ch'an to China. An exhibit of Bodhidharma artworks is currently being held at the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in Mabuhay Temple.

Your refuge for body and mind

Welcome to Mabuhay Temple, conveniently situated at the center of an urban environment to let you discover moments of peace and joy found in daily life. Mabuhay Temple is the main branch of Fo Guang Shan in the Philippines, and is a modern Buddhist temple in the country. We are located across Century Park Hotel, beside the Vietnam Embassy, near Rizal Stadium, at 656 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. We are open to the public Tuesdays-Sundays, 9AM-5PM.

A Venue For Practice


Three Acts of Goodness

Using the concept of the Three Acts of Goodness – Do Good Deeds, Speak Good Words, Think Good Thoughts - as advocated by Fo Guang Shan founder Venerable Master Hsing Yun as basis, leadership training seminars are conducted in different schools nationwide.

HALA Program

Fo Guang Shan Philippines Humanistic Academy of Life and Arts (HALA) is a temple stay and study program open to those who want to learn a new way of life, to take a break from the world, and to cultivate spiritually, whatever religious background they are from.

Guang Ming College

Guided by Humanistic Buddhism, Guang Ming College envisions a community of socially responsible individuals who are productive and actively engaged in creating a Pureland here on earth.

Volunteer Program

A Bodhisattva is a volunteer for sentient beings, while a volunteer is a bodhisattva for the world. Be a volunteer today and create affinities.

Dharma Sunday

Every fourth Sunday of the month, Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple holds Dharma Sunday, a series of free acvities aimed at sharing the Dharma or the Buddha's teachings and to promote mindfulness and other beneficial practices to a wide range of people.

One Truth for All

Venerable Master Hsing Yun believes that there is “one truth for all” and that truth is the wisdom that underlies the law of causes, conditions and effects, as well as the concepts of emptiness and dependent origination. So even though the speeches and writings of the Venerable Master may take on different themes, they convey messages that are applicable across all time and space and they hold the answers to the needs of all human beings.

Click here to read the speeches and writings of Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

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