Purple Lotus Temple

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Buddhist Stupas

Aksobhya Buddha

Akshobhya is one of the Five Wisdom Buddhas in Vajrayana teachings. He is the mind aspect that reflects things as they are and is not moved by what they reflect.

Amoghasiddhi Buddha

In Tibet, Amoghasiddhi Buddha is also called Sangay Donyotrubpa. The word danyod means "meaningful", and trubpa means "accomplishment".

Amitabha Buddha

Amitabha is the Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism and is one of the most widely worshiped in Mahayana Buddhism. Amitabha is renowned for longevity and pure perception.

Ratnasambhava Buddha

Ratnasambhava is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas in Buddhism. His mandalas and mantras focus on developing equanimity and equality. Ratnasaṃbhava is associated with slandha's feeling and sensation.

Temple location

Purple Lotus Temple is located in Fremont, California, just a 30-minute drive from San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Computer Silicon Valley. The temple is close to Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, a 539-acre parkland with 350 acres of lakes offering leisure activities such as swimming, boating, fishing, and viewing the natural and ecological landscape, with residential areas to the temple's east.

Construction milstones

In May 1999, Purple Lotus Temple successfully purchased a land for construction under the blessing of Buddhist deities. In November 2011, the temple finally obtained its official building license after eleven years of receiving the land. During the waiting period, the temple had gone through various public offices and external briefings. The whole process might be complicated, but the firm intention remained unchanged. In March 2017, the temple completed all the hardware construction under sponsorship and support from the world. In November 2020, the temple finally got the permit from California Fremont City to start operation.

Brilliant service history

Temple founded Purple Lotus International School in 1997, located in Union City, California. The school accepted students from grades 1 to 12. In 2007, the school obtained the accreditation certificate of WASC, the highest evaluation organization in the US. To help overseas Chinese children, the school adopts bilingual teaching in both English and Chinese. Purple Lotus School arranged for students to practice meditation every morning and taught them Buddhist practices.