Guang Ming Temple
|Guang Ming Temple|
|Denomination||Linji Ch'an / Humanistic Buddhism|
|Address||6555 Hoffner Road, Orlando, FL 32822|
The Guang Ming temple (Chinese: 光明寺; pinyin: Guāngmíng Sì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kong-bîng-sī; literally: "Bright Light Temple") in Orlando, Florida, United States is the largest Buddhist temple in Central Florida. The three story, 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2), traditional Chinese-monastic style temple was completed in 2007 and cost approximately $5 million to construct. The temple is associated with Fo Guang Shan, a monastic organization from Taiwan led by Venerable Hsing Yun that claims over 1 million members worldwide, and with Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles. Guang Ming is home to several resident monastics, and boasts a vast main shrine room, auxiliary meditation room, vegetarian cafeteria, tea room, gift shop, and guest dormitories. The temple is open daily from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, and weekly events are held in Chinese as well as English.
- Persaud, Babita . "Guang Ming Temple will Be the Largest One in Central Florida", The Orlando Sentinel, December 5, 2006. Accessed October 2, 2007.