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Fo Guang Shan temple, 2007

Fo Guang Shan temple, 2007

Fo Guang Shan temple was the largest Buddhist temple in New Zealand when it opened in Manukau city, South Auckland, in October 2007. Seen above, preparing for the opening ceremony, are Buddhist nun Rev. Man Wang and May Wang, chief executive of the opening-ceremony committee. The lower photo shows one of the meditation halls, with a giant Buddha carved especially for the temple from Burmese jade.

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Forms of Buddhism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018