Hsi Lai Temple



Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple (Chinese: ??????; pinyin: Fóguangshan Xilái Sì) is a mountain monastery in the northern Puente Hills, Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California. The name "Hsi Lai" means Coming West Hsi Lai Temple is affiliated with Fo Guang Shan, a Buddhist new religious movement from Taiwan. It is the order's first overseas branch temple, and serves as the North America regional headquarters for Fo Guang Shan. Hsi Lai was the site of the founding of Buddha's Light International Association, established in 1991. The temple, like its mother temple in Taiwan, practices Humanistic Buddhism.