Pao Fa Temple
Buddhist monastery and temple in California
Pao Fa Temple (Chinese: 寶法寺; pinyin: Bǎofǎ Sì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pó-hoat-sī) is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries and Buddhist temples in the United States. It is located in Irvine, California. It mainly attracts Chinese American and Vietnamese American Buddhists, including many who are students at the University of California, Irvine.
The Taiwan-born Venerable Jen-Yi (真一法師) is the founder and abbot of Pao Fa Temple. In 1990 he accepted the advice from the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas to build the temple in Irvine. At a cost of $5 million, the temple was built on a former site of a Pacific Bell building and it was opened in late 2002.
Pao Fa Temple is the host of many Buddhist activities, including celebration of the Buddha's Birthday, various offerings, and many other ceremonies including chanting and meditation. It also hosts a summer camp.
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