Alms Giving Ceremony
Going on alms round is a form of monastic cultivation and the act of undertaking the responsibility of propagating the Dharma as a disciple of the Buddha. Through the tradition of alms rounds, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Venerable Master Hsing Yun hopes to unite the strength of monastics to raise the awareness of educational projects amongst the people, and providing an opportunity for the community at large to cultivate merits and support to this educational and cultural projects.
In accordance with Fo Guang Shan’s principle of ‘fostering talent through education’ and with the support of the international community, Nan Tien Institute (NTI) in Wollongong NSW was officially opened on 1 March 2015 by the Hon. Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia at that time. Nan Tien Institute is Australia’s first government accredited tertiary institution grounded in Buddhist values and wisdom. is the place for quality education and cultural exchange.