Joy and Harmony 

The importance of harmony was also made apparent in the recent racial riots that occurred here in the Los Angeles area. We were shown how a lack of harmony, patience, mutual forgiveness, cultural understanding, and respect constructs barriers among races, and how discrimination and outbursts of violence follow. When we take a look at the ongoing racial disputes around the world and the endless entanglement of violence between nations
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Respect & Magnanimity

Each one of us owns things, and when we lose our possessions, we feel pain and suffering. This is why we should not build our wealth and happiness upon the loss and suffering of others. We should learn to enjoy without owning and to possess only what is just. For example: We may not have a big mansion, but we can still enjoy the flowers and trees on the roadside. We may not be millionaires, but if our hearts are pure, the moon and stars are our unlimited treasures.
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New to Hsi Lai Temple

Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple, the North American Regional Headquarters of Fo Guang Shan, was built to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for those interested in learning more about Buddhism and Chinese culture. It is the intention of its founder, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, to propagate Humanistic Buddhism and to create a Pure Land here on earth. Hsi Lai Temple is built to fulfill these goals in the United States.

Hsi Lai means “Coming to the West” and signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order to spread the teachings of the Buddha to those in the West. The International Buddhist Progress Society, a nonprofit organization, is the chartered name for the temple.

Spring is not just a season, but a state of mind.
Life is not in body only, but also in the mind.
Old age does not mean living many years, but thinking you are old.
Our lives are measured by eternity, not years.

~ Venerable Master Hsing Yun ~

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3456 Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

+1 626 961 9697

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Fo Guan Shan (FGS) is a spiritual place for practicing Humanistic Buddhism. Commitments to the society, the monastics, the general public, and the diverse Buddhist undertakings are our priorities. For example, we are actively involved in education, culture, charity, medical care, and various initiatives that benefit the living beings.

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