Positive energy overflows through every nook and cranny of the Nan Tien Temple. This temple which is located in Berkeley, an industrial suburb located in the city of Wollongong, Australia is one of 120 other Fo Guang Shan temples situated around the world.
Founded by clergy who practice Mahayana Buddhism, the temple continues to provide spiritual healing to all those who seek the ‘Truth’ of human existence. If you hope to pay daily visits to the temple and are looking for Wollongong accommodation which to base yourself at, consider properties belonging to Emerald & Aqua.
White lotuses float lazily on the waters of the immaculate pond at the temple. As many as 100 rooms have been constructed within the temple premises. These modest rooms overlook the divinely beautiful pond. The accommodation is ideal for those who hope to meditate for long periods of time.
The temple also has two spacious prayer halls called the ‘Great Hero Hall’ and ‘Great Mercy Shrine’. They are richly adorned with an astounding amount of statues of the Buddha and Bodhisattva.
The architecture of the temple must also be noted. It is evident that Chinese architecture has deeply influenced the construction of all buildings within the temple complex. It contrasts sharply with all the structures in the surrounding areas. Within the premises, an eight level pagoda has also been constructed.
The temple is certainly an impressive creation which brings wanderers, holy men & women and humble admirers from all parts of the world. For preaching and philosophical discussions, the temple also has a conference hall.
Mahayana Buddhism preaches the sheer power of the human mind and a human’s ability to attain Nirvana or Buddhahood.
When you visit and spend lots of time at the temple you would undoubtedly feel compelled to commence the journey towards Nirvana.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.Google+