Important Notice

Health Announcement

• In order to maintain the health and safety of the general public, Fo Guang Shan St. Louis Buddhist Center will disinfect the temple with alcohol-base disinfectant and/or bleach after each activity.

• We ask that our devotees and visitors thoroughly wash hands during visit to the temple. Hand-sanitizer is available at the entrance of the temple. Please be sure to use when arriving and departing our temple. Taking care of yourself is the best way of helping others.

• If you have a fever, respiratory or physical discomfort, please stay home and rest or see a doctor.

• The Foguang Children's Class will be suspended for the month of February when we clean and disinfect the temple. There will be no lunch served after Sunday services.


· 為維護大眾的健康安全,聖路易佛光山於每次活動後,皆以酒精與漂白水全寺消毒。

· 敬請來寺信眾勤以肥皂確實洗手。本寺於大殿門口備有免洗洗手液,每次進出大殿時請務必使用,自利利他。

· 若有發燒、呼吸道及身體不適等症狀,請回家休息或就醫。

· 二月份為配合全寺消毒作業,佛光兒童班停課一個月,周日共修後不提供午餐。


Pray for new coronavirus(Covid-19) outbreak

Buddhist Cultivation To Pray For The Outbreak

In response to the New Coronavirus(COVID-19) Outbreak, Fo Guang Shan has begun reciting the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra to pray for the community in heeding to Buddhism’s compassionate call. 

Our thoughts of kindness may purify the world and transform society. As of today until 20th February 2020, we invite all to answer the call and pray that the epidemic be ended under the blessings of the Buddha. 

Dates of Cultivation

As of today until 20th February 2020

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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 February:  2/7,  14, 21,  28
  • Fee: Free, but a donation of any amount is appreciated


Sun, Feb 23 English Sunday Service


  • TIME: 10:00am~12:00pm 
  • 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, Mar 7 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: Faith, based on Buddha-Dharma: Pure and Simple, by Ven. Master Hsing Yun

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


Sat, Mar 7 Socially Engaged Buddhism

  • The Buddhist Council of Greater St Louis presents an afternoon of thought-provoking talks and panel discussion about the application of Buddhist Teachings to social and economical issues we face everyday.
  • Time: 1:30~4:00pm
  • TOPIC: Climate Crisis
  • WHO: Open to Public
  • FEE: Suggested Donation of $10

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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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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