Around 15 Petersgate Counseling Centre members visited Fo Guang Shan (FGS) South Island in the morning of June 16 where Buddha¡¯s Light International Association (BLIA) South Island President, Almeric Cheng and Fo Guang Yuan Christchurch Art Gallery Artistic Coordinator See-Shen Lee guided them for a temple tour. The group was told of the history and details of FGS and BLIA as well as the design and concept of the building. The tour then continued their visit to the Buddha Hall where they understand more about Buddhism. In understanding Buddhism, they also learned about the Four Noble Truth and Eight Noble Path from the teachings of Buddhism.
The group had a great time after an informative tour and were presented leaflets of ¡°Buddhism in a Nutshell¡± and a bookmark. They ended their visit with a delicious lunch at the Water Drop Cafe.