Nan Tien Temple Day Tour
On the morning of the 23rd, EACH staffs led the residents for a drive down south to the famous Nan Tien Temple. Sydney Nan Tien Temple is the largest temple in the southern hemisphere, located 100 km south of Sydney, Wollongong. For Buddhist believers, Nan Tien Temple is the symbol of paradise in the southern hemisphere. As the trip was not during the public holiday’s period not many people were there. Behind the Temple, there’s a trail that leads all the way up to the top. Once we reached the top, we could see the beautiful scenery of the Wollongong region, giving the residents a sense of peace. After visiting the temples, there’s a vegetarian restaurant located within the area, in which we have spent for the rest of the trip.
About the Nan Tien Temple:
Nan Tien Temple covers an area of 55 acres, up to 11,000 square meters, is a combination of traditional and modern architecture. On the basis of preserving the traditional temple architecture (including the Temple of Duty, the Majesty’s Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Domination, the Tripitaka, and the Lingshan Tower) dedicated to the Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva), the temple is equipped with international conference halls and lecture halls in combination with the architectural culture of modernity. Various art courses such as Chinese calligraphy, ink painting, folk dance and flower arranging are offered to demonstrate the unity of Buddhism and literature by displaying various arts and culture. Here, you can chant etiquette, meditation meditation, but also to listen to Dharma, study through the possession of Tibetan, purify the soul.