Important notice

   Due to winter storm,  The temple will be closed on Friday, Jan 24.  All events including Friday Meditation Class and Chinese New Year Eve Chanting Service will be cancelled.  Please keep warm and safe.


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

Upcoming Events


Friday Meditation Class

  • TIME: 10:00am~11:30am
  • The class contains two silent sitting meditation sessions, walking meditation and a short Dharma talk.  The first sitting session will be guided by Venerable Jue Huang.
  • Dress Code: Wear Loose Clothing, a pair of socks
  • Class Schedule for December: 1/3, 17, 24, 31 
  • Fee: Free, but a donation of any amount is appreciated


Sun, Jan 26 English Sunday Service


  • TIME: 2:00pm~3:00pm 
  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?  Sutra Chanting, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation, Dharma Talk
  • Refuge Taking Ceremony after the service is upon request for those who would want to become a Buddhist. Please register beforehand.
  • This service is open for everyone who is interested and it is free of charge.


Sat, Feb 8 English Buddhism Class

  • Give yourself an hour and a half of free time to learn Buddhist reachings about overcoming the ups and downs in life. This class will be taught by Venerable Jue Huang.  
  • TIME: 10:00am~11:30am 
  • TOPIC OF THE MONTH: Humanistic Buddhism

10:00-10:30 AM guided meditation 

10:40-11:30 AM Buddhist class and discussion 

  • FEE: Free, but a donation of any amount is appreciate

What's New


Go Veggie With Vege Plan A

FGS and BLIA is now initiating a "drive" for those who practice vegetarianism. Even just once in your life time!  Click on the Vege Plan A and Endorse yourself to be part of us to stop starvation, global warming, environmental damage and animal abuse.  

《蔬食A计划》 不仅仅是基于宗教、信仰或健康养生的理由, 而是一项攸关人类存亡的工程, 这里的"A",有三个意涵,



三、选择蔬食,就是支持五个具体的保护行动:1、反饥饿2、反全球暖化 3、反生态浩劫4、反环境破坏5、反虐待动物


Meals For A Million 食物包裝消除饑餓

Members of BLIA, St Louis and students from Wash U did a good turn on August 26.  As a support team to pack the food to feed the hungry, we successfully  boosted up 900,000 meal packs for families in St Louis community.  Thanks to the members who joined and the organizer of this event for us to create a better world.

 為了與社區連結並終結饑餓,國際佛光會聖路易協會參與社區的食物包裝慈善活動。在會長房明與理事關靈靈的召集下,三十餘名會員與華聖頓大學學生於八月二十六日至Family Arena體育館,參加聖路易「第二屆百萬份餐」活動。佛光人與兩千名義工,共同包裝能給五百四十萬人、近九十萬份通心粉餐點。 


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


Open today

10:00 am – 03:00 pm

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

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