Hsi Lai Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 626-961-9697
Email: info@hsilai.org
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History

Hsi Lai Temple was built in 1988 by the Taiwanese Buddhist organization of Fo Guang Shan. Located on 15 acres of land in Hacienda Heights, the temple was built in the fashion of Ming and Qing dynasty architecture. Hsi Lai, which means "coming to the West," was built to spread Buddhism in the West by the Fo Guang Shan order. Fo Guang Shan was established in 1967 by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Their temple headquarters outside of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, encompass over 600 acres. Fo Guang Shan has founded over 100 temples worldwide, and there are over 1,300 monks and nuns within the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order.

Activities and Schedule

There are weekly English Dharma classes on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., English meditation classes on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm, and occasional Saturday workshops conducted in English. They have a weekly chanting service on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The temple itself is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. To learn about their upcoming events, consult their website.

Location and Directions

Hsi Lai temple is located at 3456 S. Glenmark Drive in Hacienda Heights, CA. From downtown Los Angeles, take 60 East/Pomona Freeway, exit on Hacienda Boulevard. Turn left at Three Palms Street, right onto South Hacienda Boulevard, and left on South Glenmark Drive.