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."

Creating Peace & Hope

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Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple holds different events and activities that provide opportunities to understand and practice the Dharma.

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".

An Urban Refuge

Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple is the main branch temple of Fo Guang Shan in the Philippines. It is a modern Buddhist temple that offers facilities and activities meant to nourish both the mind and the body. The temple is located at 656 Pablo Ocampo St., (formerly Vito Cruz St.) Malate, Manila, right across Century Park Hotel. It is open every day, except Mondays, from 9 am to 8 pm.

A Venue For Practice

Three Acts of Goodness

Three Acts of Goodness

The Three Acts of Goodness - Do Good Deeds, Speak Good Words and Think Good Thoughts - is a worldwide movement of Fo Guang Shan that espouses self and societal transformation through the purification of our actions, speech and thoughts and the cultivation of wisdom and compassion.
Wisdom & Cultivation

Wisdom & Cultivation

Held every fourth Sunday of the month from 9:00 am to 11:30 am, the activities include an English Dharma Service with a Dharma talk and a Ch’an meditation session. Both activities are led by resident monastics of FGS Mabuhay Temple.
Understanding and Practice

Understanding and Practice

The second Sunday of every month will soon be devoted to mind-body practices such as yoga, tai-chi and Sutra calligraphy; classes in Humanistic Buddhism to be facilitated by a monastic; and Dharma Cinema Circle.
Education Programs

Education Programs

The education programs of FGS are based on life education, a comprehensive system that nurtures students by providing both practical knowledge and values.
Cloud & Water

Cloud & Water

Provides a venue for English speakers to develop their minds. It was designed to include hikes and outdoor activities to allow members to see more of the natural beauty of the Philippines while gaining insight of the Dharma.
A Morning Of Ch'an

A Morning Of Ch'an

A monthly meditation session that is part of Dharma Sunday where sessions are facilitated by a resident monastic of Mabuhay Temple.

One Truth for All

Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan, 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 read the speeches and writings of Venerable Master Hsing Yun.

A Place Where Happiness is Shared

“The 10-story multi-functional building is equipped with modern facilities not only for prayer and rituals but also for education, publication, accommodations and different cultural activities.”
- Julie Cabatit Alegre, Philippine Star

“Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple has brilliant halls, pretty atmosphere, melodious chanting, and kind-hearted teachings…”
- Review from Tripadvisor

“Manila's Fo Guang (Mabuhay) Temple depicts serenity and very conducive for meditation and improving oneself in the field of Dharma. It also houses a vegetarian restaurant that is open to the public…”
-Review from Tripadvisor

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