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Bright Moon Buddhist Society

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Bright Moon Buddhist Society
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Information
Tradition/Linage Chinese
Main School Mahayana
Founded Founded(when)::1980
Contact Infotmation
Address 536-540 Springvale Road
Springvale South
Victoria 3172
Australia
Country Australia
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Bright Moon Buddhist Society

History

Bright Moon Buddhist Society was formed in 1980 with humble beginnings by a group of devout Buddhists. They used a garage in Springvale, Victoria, as a prayer hall for chanting Buddhist Scriptures and a center for Buddhist activities.

With increasing numbers of Buddhist devotees gathering, a hall at the Masonic Centre in Abbotfords was leased as a temporary place for worship. On their urgings and support, a Management Committee was formed to promote the interests of the society and plan for a permanent place of worship and Buddhist activities.

In 1991, with the Blessings of Lord Buddha and the Sangha community, the heartfelt support, generosity and warm-heartedness contribution of Buddhist devotees, past and present Management Committee Members, Community Leaders, staff members and supporters, a former sports complex at Springvale South was purchased for A$660,000. It measures 17,350 square metres (4.28 acres).

The existing sports hall with minor renovations, was converted into the present Dharma Hall and prayer areas for temporary use,while a new Buddhist Temple Complex is being planned and built.

The proposed complex is of traditional Buddhist Temple architecture incorporated with the ancient Chinese Imperial Palace style.

The main Temple Building will house the three BuddhasStatues, the Amitabha Buddha, Sakyamuni Guatama Buddha and the Medicine Buddha, at the rear of the complex.

The Arch Gateway at the entrance to the complex leads to the shrine in the center, consisting of a statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin and a fountain. There will be a library, recreation rooms and areas for Buddhist instructions and teachings, as well as other modern facilities, car park area and beautiful Chinese landscaping. There are plans for a Pagoda Tower to be built in the future.

This soon to be completed Buddhist Complex is an important event and signifies the continued spread of Buddhism, to promote Peace, Tolerance and Harmony in Australia. It will allow both Buddhists and non Buddhists to learn more about Buddhism and also Chinese Culture.

We do encourage People of All Faiths to come and appreciate the beautiful architecture and learn more about the Buddhist faith.

At the moment, we have a free Vegetarian Meal at noon on every Sunday for all.

We urge all fellow Buddhists and well-wishers to contribute generously to the Building Fund as well as earning Good Karma.

Services

The Services

Taking Refuge and the Five Precepts (Kui Yee) / 三皈依及五戒:

Every Buddhist knows that their journey begins when they decide to take refuge in the Triple Gem and followed by the Five Precepts.

The Triple Gem means "Buddha", "Dhamma" and "Sangha".

After seeking refuge, one will then take the Five Precepts:

  1. The precept to refrain from taking the life of living beings.
  2. The precept to refrain from taking that which is not freely offered.
  3. The precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. The precept to refrain from false speech.
  5. The precept to refrain from intoxicants which lead to heedlessness.

Source

Bright Moon Buddhist Society