The International Buddhist Society began construction of its temple in 1981, upon the soaring dreams and meticulous planning of many volunteers and donors. At the heart of the expanding temple and its growing community is the Venerable Guan Cheng, the abbot and one of the founders of what is known as the International Buddhist Temple.
Our temple is not only constructed according to the traditional Chinese imperial style, but every structural detail and every object of art it showcases are also authentic expressions of impeccable Chinese craftsmanship. The magnificence of the temple, in the serene environment it creates and the esteemed work that is done both within and beyond its walls, has earned the International Buddhist Society many awards and praise over the years. Nothing is as rewarding, however, as seeing our efforts slowly but surely improving the lives of those who have been inspired by the Dharma.