Welcome to Hsi Fang Temple!
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Introductory Class

Introductory Meditation & Buddhism Classes: Semester: Saturdays, 4/21-6/16, 2018 (No class on 5/19 & 5/26 ) Time: 09:30-11:30am Click…

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Intermediate Class

Intermediate Meditation & Buddhism Classes: Semester: 4/21-6/16, 2018 (No class on 5/19 & 5/26 ) Time: 14:00 – 16:00…

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Summer Camp

Age: 6 ~ 12 Date: June 23 ~ 24 (Saturday ~ Sunday) Time: June 23 (9:30am) ~ June 24…

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Cultural Day

Cultural Day 3/10 (Saturday) 10:00am – 3:00pm Three Acts of Goodness Cultural Day Temple tour, tea meditation, sutra calligraphy,…

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About US

Buddhism is part of our life…

Hsi Fang Temple (a.k.a. San Diego Buddhist Association) is a Buddhist Temple founded in 1989, with our headquarter, Fo Guang Shan, is based in Koahsiung, Southern Taiwan.

We are from the Chinese Mahayana Tradition, 49th generation of Linji lineage (one of the Chan Meditation Schools).

Our mission is serving and sharing the Buddha’s Teachings through community services, education, philanthropy and group cultivations.

We emphasize in the daily applications of the Dharma, also known as Humanistic Buddhism.

We sponsor events like meditation retreats, Buddhist lectures, educational programs and young adults programs.

We donate Buddhism books to local universities and libraries, visiting children and senior homes.

The temple also provides a bridge of cultural exchange between the East and the West.

We are here to serve and help

Hsi Fang Temple serves the communities in many various ways, from education, arts & cultural activities, community services, philanthophy, retreats, prayer services, to people of all walks of lives, from baby to seniors.

Buddhist's Light Bookstore

The Buddhist’s Light Bookstore is located at 4538 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92116 next to Hsi Fang Temple. Store Hours: Date: Tuesday to Sunday; Time: Tues.- Fri.:10:00am ~ 6:00pm / Sat – Sun: 10:00am ~ 5:00pm

Our Venerables

Ven. Chuehchuan

Our Abbess

Ven. Chuehchuan graduated from Fo Guang Shan Buddhist College, majoring in Sutra Doctrine. She was ordained in 1990. She started her…

Ven. Master Hsing Yun

Founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order

Founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order Venerable Master Hsing Yun was born in Chiangsu Province, China in 1927 and entered…

Ven. Man Yuan & Ven. Miao Zang

Other Venerables

Venerable Man Yuan’s Biography Venerable Man Yuan is one of the members at San Diego Buddhist Association (a.k.a. Hsi Fang Temple)….

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One Day Meditation Retreat

Dates: April 7th, 2018 / July 7th, 2018 Time: 09:00-17:00          online registration: Spring          online registration: Summer   

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Thanks Buddha is Friday

Held on a Friday evening once a month, the program includes: Sitting Meditation Vegetarian Dinner Dharma Talk with Q & A Schedule on: 3/23,…

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Charla e instrucción sobre el Budismo en español

ATENCION: Nuevo grupo de estudio y meditación Nombre: Conversación guiada sobre el budismo en español Descripción: ¿Te gustaría saber más sobre el budismo y…

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2018 New Year Blessing

A Family Legacy of Loyalty and Honor 2018 Greetings from Ven. Master Hsing Yun Loyalty and honor are most important in life. We must…

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Date: Sundays, 1/21-3/25 Time: 9:00-10:00am Venue: 4538 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92116, 2nd floor, Classroom D. Click for Online registration

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Study Group with Meditation

Dates: Sundays, 1/21-3/25 Time: 14:00-16:00          online registration           Schedule

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