International Buddhist Cham Shan Temple of Australia
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International Buddhist Cham Shan Temple of Australia is a Buddhist Temple of Tiantai School situated in Morisset, located in the Central Coast of NSW.

The temple was founded in 1995 with the goal to serve the Australian community through Dharma teachings (teachings of the Buddha) and spiritual guidance.

To build the temple a piece of farm land was purchased in 1996, and through many hardships, it has developed into what it is today.

A building to the left of the grounds was completed in 2008, comprising of a chanting hall, library, etc. The chanting hall houses the statues of Amitabha Buddha, Kwan Yin (Avalokitesvara) Bodhisattva and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva of Pureland.

Library service with a collection of Buddhist materials is also available for the public to borrow.

The farm land in 1996

Chanting Hall and Library
Inside the Chanting Hall

At the centre of the temple is Wei To (Skanda) Bodhisattva Shrine, built by Venerables and devotees. This shrine was completed in December 2014.

             Wei To (Skanda) Bodhisattva                  Bodhi tree

The Main Shrine and the Kwan Yin Shrine were built on the right side of the temple grounds. The construction began in March 2015 and was completed in March 2016. Buddha and Bodhisattva statues are located in the Main Shrine. The great bell and drum are situated on the left and right sides respectively. When played, these two instruments emit sound waves which penetrate the atmosphere far and wide.

In front of the Kwan Yin shrine is an altar where a tall four-sided Kwan Yin statue stands. They are Wish-fulfilling Kwan Yin, Dharma Wheel Kwan Yin, Sutra-bearing Kwan Yin and Holy Water Kwan Yin.

The third stage of the temple’s construction is to build an amenities building adjacent to the Chanting Hall. A kitchen and dining hall are directly adjacent to the amenities building. Construction commenced in March 2020 and was completed in April 2021.

Construction of Kwan Yin Shrine and the Main Shrine in 2016

Present outlook of our new Main Shrine

Evening view during the Chinese New Year

Panoramic view of the temple

The purpose of learning Buddhism is to awaken. It is very important to have righteous mind and righteous thinking. The temple provides a tranquil environment ideal for spiritual practice.

International Buddhist Cham Shan Temple of Australia is open to the public and welcomes Buddhist practitioners of all traditions and non-Buddhist people who are interested in learning about the Buddha and his teachings.