Fo Guang Shan was founded in 1967 by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
Fo Guang Shan InternationalBuddhist Order, which isheadquartered in Taiwan,supports temples worldwide. Itemphasizes education,publishing houses, Buddhist artgalleries, free medical clinics,shelter, and TV station.
Today, there were more than200 F Guang Shan temples o over the world.
HistoryIn November 1992, Venerable YungGuang brought Three TreasureBuddhas to the famous OngpinStreet. In the beginning, VenerableYung Guang founded the smallManila Buddhist Center in apremises offered by lay devotees.
After half a year, the formerUSSR Embassy, was boughtand renamed as the "ManilaLecture Hall". This constituted anew page in the history ofBuddhist preaching in thePhilippines.
The Manila Lecture Hall propagatedDharma through education, culturalactivities, charitable programs, andBuddhist practices. Activities suchas Summer Camps, Filipinochildrens classes, and lectures onBuddhism were conducted
Over the years, the temple was also relocatedonce again to a property beside the formerlocation in preparation for the construction ofthe new I.B.P.S. building.