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Faith & Legacy

14 May - 16 May
9am to 5pm

Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127


Buddha Birth Day Festival

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 keeping with our theme of “Faith and Legacy”, the 2021 Buddha Birth Day Festival is excited to share our faith and continue the festival’s legacy by celebrating our 24th anniversary back home within the serene grounds of Chung Tian Temple.

Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s 2021 words, “to cultivate a heart that blooms in all seasons”, has served as a reminder for us to diligently practice the blossoming of wisdom all year round and is the inspiration behind this year’s festival.

Visitors can 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 2021 Buddha Birth Day Festival.

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Buddha Birth Day Festival
Venerable and Volunteers
Venerable Master Hsing Yun Praying
Venerable Master Hsing Yun with Other Venerables

Venerable Master Hsing Yun

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.

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Fo Guang Shan

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 educational institutions.

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.

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Fo Guang Shan Monastery
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Pagoda at Chung Tian Temple
Chung Tian Temple

Chung Tian Temple

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.

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Buddha's Light International Association of Queensland

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.

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BLIAQ Group Photo
BLIAQ Volunteers