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Open Christchurch 2021: Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

Where: Fo Guang Shan South Island, 2 Harakeke Street, Riccarton, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free
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Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple

Architect: Warren and Mahoney, 2005-2006

Sat & Sun, 9am-3pm
Multiple activities, see website.

Publicly accessible restrooms, Gender-neutral restrooms, Accessible parking, Wheelchair/Walking Aid/Pram accessible
Walk-up

Inspired by the carvings of the Buddha and Bodhisattvas in the Longmen Grottoes, this sacred space is where Eastern arts are expressed in Western architecture. The main facade separates the temple from the business of Riccarton Road, creating a space of repose within. Natural and raw materials abound - wood, stone, water - reflecting the Buddhist practice of cherishing resources and simplicity. The temple’s Buddha sits in silent dialogue with the Port Hills and can be seen keeping vigil over Mandeville Street. Minimalist in architecture, simple in materials, serene in the atmosphere.

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