- 30 April
Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127
Since 1997, the Buddha Birth Day Festival has become one of
Queensland’s most notable cultural events and is recognised
for promoting peace, as well as celebrating Australia’s
harmony and diversity.
During our 22 years at the South Bank Parklands, the festival attracted over 200,000 visitors per year and grew into one of the largest Buddha Birth Day Festival celebrations internationally. 2020 quickly became the year of disruption as the COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide, which saw us go digital for the very first time with BBDF on Air. In 2021, the ongoing instability of the pandemic led the Buddha Birth Day Festival back home to the serene grounds of Chung Tian Temple. Its success inspired the 2022 festival to remain at the temple.
The 2023 Buddha Birth Day Festival celebrations will continue at Chung Tian Temple and provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide range of ceremonies and activities from the spiritual to the cultural, such as tea meditation, Buddhist talks, a Baby Blessing and multicultural performances.
We welcome you to leave your worries behind, find your inner peace and experience the joy of the 2023 Buddha Birth Day Festival.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun is the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order (originated in Taiwan). His Dharma name, Hsing Yun, means ‘star cloud’ whilst Fo Guang Shan 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
Chung Tian Chinese School of Queensland (CTCSQ) was established in 1992. The objectives of the school include the development of students' Chinese language skills, as well as to promote cultivation in the areas of morality, talent, health, fellowship and artistry. The school is based in Chung Tian Temple with two campuses located in Brisbane City and the Gold Coast.Learn More