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Fo Guang Shan

No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
+886 7 656 1921
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One Month of Buddhist Monastic Retreat

I had the chance to participate in Fo Guang Shan's Buddhist Monastic Retreat program last month and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
mkichukova
Beautiful, welcoming, humbling

FGS is an amazing monastery - everyone isn't so welcoming and the grounds are beautiful. I feel so... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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At the north-east point of Dashu Township in Kaohsiung county, South Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Monastery (literally translated as Buddha’s Light Mountain Monastery) sits on a bamboo hill on the left bank of the Gaoping river. Here you will find the headquarters of a prominent Buddhist order, established by Master Hsing Yun and his disciples. The architecture of the buildings within the monastery complex is characteristic of the traditional Buddhist monastery, but one may be pleasantly surprised with the array of visitor-friendly amenities on offer. The southeastern face of Fo Guang Shan Monastery features the prominent Great Buddha Land, which is home to a standing Buddha image of 48 metres in height, and 480 smaller Buddha images that surround it. English-speaking visitors may find information and maps in English at the Reception, and prior contact via email can be made to discuss free tour options.
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No.153, Xingtian Road, Dashu District, Kaohsiung 84049, Taiwan
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+886 7 656 1921
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had the chance to participate in Fo Guang Shan's Buddhist Monastic Retreat program last month and I believe that I've had a truly authentic experience of what life in a Buddhist monastery feels like. The program was quite severe sometimes, but the new things...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

FGS is an amazing monastery - everyone isn't so welcoming and the grounds are beautiful. I feel so lucky to have been able to stay

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Reviewed 3 days ago

With one month spent in Fo Guang Shan Monastery as Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastic Retreat participant, I value all that was done to help the participants to become more self aware, be more caring, and be more appreciative of the people around us. Mindfulness...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great, unique experience at the short term Buddhist monastic retreat. Plenty of great food and plenty of great stories!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful location and beautiful sights. Would recommend to anyone! Very clean and comfortable. See the Guan Yin shrine

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I participated in the Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat (FGBMR) 2018. It was a very good expierence! You have Buddhism introduction classes and meditation sessions and at the end of the program you travel across Taiwan for two days. The monks and nuns are very...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you four your feedback.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

You can find here a very good sight-seeing place for a tour. Or if you want to find a Buddhist monastery to take a retreat for a short or long stay, here is a place you may consider. There is a guest house called Bamboo...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, the daily routine of the monastery appeals to many, and is a great place to have retreats. We have many retreats on offer, both of long and short.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk around for at least a day and a half: visit the Buddha museum as well as Buddhaland and the main shrine area. Sleep at the Bamboo Garden Guesthouse, enjoy wonderful cooked vegan meals in the Waterdrop Teahouse or the pilgrims lodge. If you stay...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, there is so much to see and do a Fo Guang Shan that an overnight stay is recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the Fo Guang Buddhist Monastic Retreat (FGBMR) for 2018 which is annual month-long monastic retreat which enables participants to experience the life of a Fo Guang Buddhist monastic nun or monk's life. It was an amazing and one-of-a-kind experience which I feel very...More

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Huicheng S, Guest Relations Manager at Fo Guang Shan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. Indeed, one may only experience the age old lifestyle of monastics by staying more than just a couple of days.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am really grateful for what you offered...so generous and compassionate! Hope to have a chance to come back one day. Thank you!

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Suzanne A
29 March 2018|
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Response from Huicheng S | Property representative |
Hello, you may walk to the Meili Dao KRT Station, take the red line to Zuoying THSR station, exit the station where the buses stop, and take either the Hafo Express of Eda Shuttle right to Fo Guang Shan.
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