Guang Ming Temple

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Guang Ming Temple
Denomination Linji Ch'an / Humanistic Buddhism
Founded 2007
Founder(s) Hsing Yun
Director(s) Hsin Bao
Abbot(s) Chueh Fan
Address 6555 Hoffner Road, Orlando, FL 32822
Country United States

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.


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Coordinates: 28°28′53″N 81°17′42″W / 28.4815°N 81.295°W / 28.4815; -81.295