Fo Guang Shan Monastery: A place of calm in the mountains of Taiwan
Taiwan has been gaining popularity as a destination because of its culinary haunts and tourist attractions. But it offers a different kind of R&R as well.
Everyone knows about Taiwan’s night markets and burgeoning food scene, but what many are now discovering is that the country has a spiritual side that draws more and more people every year.
The Fo Guang Shan monastery is in what was once a bamboo forest on a mountain in Dashu, Kaohsiung province. The monastery was established in 1967 by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, with four goals: to propagate Buddhism through culture, to foster talent through education, to benefit society through charitable programs, and to purify the mind for Buddhist practice.
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