Welcome to Fo Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Center

Important Notice

 WINTER OPENING HOURS  (November ~ February)  


TUE~SAT-10:00am ~ 3:00pm




 周二~周六-10:00am ~ 3:00pm 


About Us

Fo Guang Shan

Fo Guang Shan Saint Louis Buddhist Center is one of over 200 branch temples of the Fo Guang Shan International Buddhist Order founded by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. 

The order’s objectives are to promote Humanistic Buddhism which embraces all traditions and schools, and to bring forth faith, joy, hope, and service for all. We hope to establish a Pure Land on earth and integrate the Buddha’s teachings of kindness, compassion, joyfulness, and equanimity into our daily lives.  

Consistent with the Order’s objectives, the Center was established in 1999 to serve as a spiritual and cultural center for anyone interested in learning about the diverse cultures of Buddhism and Chinese traditions. Activities and services have been conducted to uphold the four main principles of the Order:   

  1. To propagate the doctrine of the Buddha through cultural activities
  2. To nurture talents through education
  3. To benefit society through charitable programs
  4. To purify people’s minds through Dharma practice


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Upcoming Events

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The temple has participated the program of AmazonSmile.  It is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. 

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Children's Sunday Class- Holiday Party, Dec 17

Program Time: 

10:00am- Gift Wrapping for "Adopt-A-Family" Project

12:00pm- Vegetarian Feast

2:00pm- Group Viewing of the Movie, Wonder, at AMC Theater in Chesterfield Mall, $5/ticket

Light Offering Service

Lighting lamps has become a method of making offerings since the  Buddha’s time. Among the Ten Offerings. Lamps are  essential as they symbolize radiance and wisdom. 

At the beginning of the year, a special service is held to install  the light-offering benefactor names known as the Light Offering  Inauguration Service. This is one of many services which mark the start  of the Lunar New Year.  

At the end of the lunar year, a final dedication for all light-offering  benefactors marks the close of another year as devotees return to the  temple in gratitude for the Light Offering Completion Service.

Light Offering Completion Service: Sunday, Jan 7, 2018

Light Offering Inauguration Service: Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

What's New

Temple Visit 寺院參訪

We are glad to have lovely students from Culver-Stockton College and their professor, Dr. Andrew D. Walsh, visiting the temple on Dec 7th.  The group had a chance to visit different religious organization in St Louis.  

聖路易佛光山十二月七日迎來Culver-Stockton College大學生參訪,由覺皇法師介紹佛教教義並帶領禪修。

Buddha's Light Choir Mini Concert 佛光合唱團獻唱

Buddha's Light Choir presented two Buddhist songs,Nector and Bell, written by Venerable Master Hsing Yun on December 3.   We thank the conductor, Mr Huang, and the members from the choir their effort bringing this beautiful melody to all of the devotees in the temple.


SIUE Book Donation 南伊利諾大學典藏《佛教美術圖典》

Fo  Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Temple presented Lovejoy Library, SIUE  with a 20-volume set of Encyclopedias of Buddhist Arts on November 7.  
 Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Dean of College of Art and Science Dr. Greg  Budzban, Director of Planned Giving Jeff Brown, Lovejoy Library Fine  Arts Librarian Therese Zoski Dickman received the gift. 

為促進東西方文化交流及豐富美國中西部大學之教學資源,佛光山聖路易禪淨中心十一月七日代表佛光山,至南伊利諾大學艾德華茲維爾分校(Southern  Illinois University Edwardsville ,簡稱SIUE)  捐贈《世界佛教美術圖說大辭典》,於該校Lovejoy圖書館舉行捐贈儀式。

Meet the Venerables

Venerable Jue Huang

Language used: English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese

Venerable Rugong

Language Used: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Hakka, English, Malay


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Contact Us

Fo Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Center


3109 Smiley Rd., Bridgeton, MO 63044, USA

(314) 209-8882





10:00 am – 3:00 pm


10:00 am – 3:00 pm


10:00 am – 3:00 pm


10:00 am – 3:00 pm


10:00 am – 3:00 pm


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please call before visit! Monastics may be out for services.

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