Chung Mei Buddhist Temple
Venerable Master Hsing Yun, the founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, commissioned the building of the Chung Mei Buddhist Temple in 2001. As a part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order which spreads the teachings of the Buddha on five continents, the temple serves as a center for the devotees to practice and propagate Humanistic Buddhism. Their efforts are guided by the four founding principles or Fo Guang Shan’s Four Essences:
To propagate Buddhist teachings through culture,
To foster talents through education,
To benefit society through charity, and
To purify human hearts and minds through Buddhist practices
As explained by the Venerable Master Hsing Yun, two of the objectives for his temples are:
- “Humanistic Buddhism seeks to create pure land on Earth.”
- “A pure land is a realm created through the power of the Buddha’s vows to ease the suffering of living beings.”
To achieve these objectives, Chung Mei Temple is located in Stafford, Texas, slightly removed from, but still within the Houston metropolitan area. It enjoys the serenity and quietness of “the forest” while conveniently accessed by city visitors. The name “Chung Mei” means Mid America, hence its location serves as a bridge between the East and West coasts, as well as between Eastern and Western culture.
Call: 281 495 3100
Address: 12550 Jebbia Lane,
Stafford, TX 77477, USA.