Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

2 Harakeke Street, Riccarton
Riccarton, Canterbury
Fo Guang Shan New Zealand was established to propagate the ideals of Humanistic Buddhism as expounded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. There are two Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temples in New Zealand, one in Auckland and the other in Christchurch. Both temples serve as places of worship and promote interfaith, education and cultural diversity. The temples also organise many events that foster harmony and respect between various faiths of New Zealand.

The Fo Guang Shan Teahouse is located in the Buddhist Community Centre.

This is a vegan friendly café.

Ph (03) 341 6276 or (03) 341 6297

The Warren and Mahoney design of the building’s façade is based on the Dunhuang caves in north-west China where ancient Buddhist temples were cut into the rock face. Sculptures of Buddha are placed in niches in the Indian sandstone façade.


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    South Façade
  • Buddhist Community Centre
    Buddhist Community Centre
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