IBPS(Houston) Columbarium

In Buddhism, aging, sickness, death, and birth form a cycle of life phenomenon; therefore death isn’t the end of the cycle; instead death gives birth to new life and a continuation of the cycle of life. Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Taiwan, said:“Humanistic Buddhism is a religion that embraces life, provides answers to the life and death, and implements its teachings in daily life.” To provide a peaceful and loving resting place for the deceased, he established the Chung Mei Temple Columbarium in 2005. The columbarium, a one story building, was built on more than 3 acres land and has a blend of two styles -- the modern and traditional architecture. The Chung Mei Temple is honored to serve the public regardless of their race and religious faith, to provide a final home for the deceased and a heartwarming place for family and friends to pay their respects to their love ones.


By Venerable Master Hsing Yun

A life filling with resentment and happiness is plenitude.
A life mixing success with failure is rational.
A life including win and loss is fair.
A life coming with birth and death is natural.


Download: Fo Guang Shan Chung Mei Temple Columbarium

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