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


No upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Mar 3 English Buddhism Class

Time: 10:00am~11:30am

Give yourself an hour and a half of free time to learn Buddhist  teachings about overcoming the ups and downs in life. This class will be  taught by Venerable Jue Huang.

What Should I Expect?
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 appreciated.

Sat, Mar 10 From Addiction to Liberation- A Buddhist Approach to Recovery

Sponsored  and organized by the Buddhist Council of Greater St Louis, this public forum invites the professionals to share  their experiences and new ideas on helping people recover from addiction in  the St Louis Area.

Time: 1:30pm~4:00pm

Admission Fee: FREE, a donation of any amount is appreciated.

Click HERE for detailed program on Facebook

What's New

The Act of Dana (Giving) 寒冬送暖慈善活動

The Buddha's  Light International Association St Louis Chapter, a lay organization of  FGS, adopted three families this winter.
On Dec 18, the Venerables and  the BLIA rep delivered the goodies to Queen of Peace Center.   All items  were gift wrapped by the children who attended temple's Sunday School  on Dec 17.  Jeff, staff of Queen of Peace Center, received the gifts and  gave us a tour of the facilities.  
國際佛光會聖路易協會舉行「寒冬送暖-認養家庭」慈善活動,由會員出資與捐贈物資予本地三家貧困家庭。12月17日由兒童班家長與孩童協力包裝所有物品,18日法師與幹部們親自載送至中途之家Queen  of Peace Center,轉贈予佛光會所認養之家庭。該機構職員Jeff代表接收,並帶領佛光人參觀該硬體設備與其提供之服務項目。

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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