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Nan Hau Buddhist Temple
Bronkhorstspruit, Mpumalanga



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25°49'28.75" S 28°43'59.08" E Alt: 1426m

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Fo Guang Shan means "Buddha's Light Mountain" and refers to a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastic order founded in Taiwan in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. The order promotes humanistic buddhism and aims to make this philosophy and way of life relevant in the world. The popularity of this order has spread around the world and the magnificent Nan Hau Temple in Bronkhorstspruit - about an hour’s drive from Johannesburg along the N4 highway towards Witbank - is testament to this fact. The temple, with its seminary, is the largest in Africa.

Land was donated to the Fo Guang Shan order by the Bronkhorstspruit City Council and building of the temple began in October 1992 at a cost of more than R60-million.

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All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.