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Welcome to Bao Lin Chan Monastery!
Bao Lin Chan Monastery is the first Chan (Zen) center established in the southern hemisphere by Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan. It is a non-profit Buddhist organization, situated at 94A High Street, Glen Iris, Vic. It opened to the public on 1st November 2008, over 200 guests were in attendance.
Bao Lin Chan Monastery practises and propagates Mahayana Chan Buddhism. It offers free Buddhist meditation classes in English and Chinese to the public and community. It also conducts a range of free classes, such as Chinese calligraphy, Mandarin, Vegetarian cooking, Flower arrangement ,Tai Chi, Dharma Instruments and Chanting as well as Children’s Meditation classes.
Bao Lin Chan Monastery provides a peaceful and tranquil environment and is conducive to the practice of Chan meditation. Newcomers and Buddhists alike feel enriched by what they find here. All visitors are welcomed to the Monastery.
Monastic and lay members are available to assist with information and inquiries of classes and special activities from 9 am to 7:00pm each day.
Please step inside Bao Lin and discover the path to enlightenment.