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Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one
of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting
in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the
largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world.
This year the Buddha Birth Day Festival is proud to be
celebrating its 24th anniversary.
We continue to showcase the diversity of Australia’s multicultural society, as visitors can enjoy a relaxed environment surrounded by a range of displays, entertained by a variety of performances and experience many cultural customs and activities and vegetarian food. It is a Festival for everyone, regardless of ages, religious or cultural backgrounds.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the Foguanshan Buddhist order (originated in Taiwan). His Dharma name, Hsing Yun, means ‘star cloud’ whilst Foguangshan means “Buddha’s Light Mountain”. After enduring poverty and oppression during World War II, he devoted his life to revitalizing Buddhism so that it belongs to the people – not just reclusive monastic orders.Learn More
Fo Guang Shan (literally meaning the Buddha’s Light
Mountain) is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in the
world operating over 300 branch temples and several
In Australia and New Zealand, there are 11 Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temples, 9 of which are in Australia. Fo Guang Shan also operates Nan Tien Institute, Australia’s first government accredited tertiary institution grounded in Buddhist values and wisdom.
Chung Tian Temple, which means “Middle Heaven”, was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture – it is situated between Brisbane and Logan, Queensland. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate its multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism.Learn More
Buddha’s Light International Association of Queensland is a Buddhist laypeople organization. The Queensland Chapter of BLIA, Buddha’s Light International Association of Queensland (BLIAQ) was formally formed in 1992 as a non-profit organization, with endeavours to serve the community by organizing multicultural and spiritual activities.Learn More