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Fo Guang Shan Brazil - Zu Lai Temple
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Cotia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Zu Lai Temple is one of many temples of Fo Guang Shan Monastery around the world. It has its roots in the Mahayana's Buddhism, a tradition that emphasizes that the Buddhahood is within the reach of all. Its practitioners strive to apply the teachings of the Buddha in daily life, hence the term Humanist Buddhism. Its purpose is to propagate the principles of the Fo Guang Shan Monastery by spreading the benefit of Buddhism to all through four important content: Education, Culture, Social Action and Religious Practice.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

A great place for those interested in Buddhism. Temple has a common prayer room, rooms for studying Buddhist scriptures and meditation rooms. There is also a small museum and a vegetarian restaurant. Pleasant to walk around the beautiful gardens and sit on a bench to relax and reflect.

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Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful and well-preserved temple with easy access from São Paulo. The Zu-Lai temple is a complex building with a main ceremony room, place for meditation, a Buddhist museum, and a beautiful garden. The 2-floor temple and the garden were designed in accordance with the Feng Shui philosophy. The visitation may start after climbing the stairs surrounded by symbolic statues (sacred animals, saints), the Buddha and the Kwan Yin. You can end the visit to the beautiful lake and garden. Many materials and statues were sent directly from China, due to effort of a deceased Chinese businessman and the Buddhist congregation. There is a vegetarian buffet (paid) that complete the tour. There many volunteers and monks that serve to and live in the temple. Don't miss this unique and splendid representative of Buddhism in Brazil! An excellent opportunity to exercise your espirituality.

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Reviewed October 20, 2014

It feels peaceful. The gardens and premises are very well kept, giving you the feeling you are not in the eye sores of the Sao Paolo's outskirts

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Reviewed September 1, 2014

The temple is an unique experience in Cotia-Sao Paulo-Brazil.
An exotic place to visit and share a budist way of leaving.
Go to visit with some time anf after lunch.
Visit the turtle lake and rest.
Wonderful experience.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Anyone looking to run away from big cities craziness should plan a visit to this Buddhist temple located 45 min from Sao Paulo.

It is also a recommended visit for tourists.

The temple is beautiful and it's worth a view by itself. The meditation rooms are great, they have weekly celebrations (I'm positive about the ones that takes place every Sunday morning). There's even a small museum.

The lake (down the hill, left of the temple) is a place to rest, have a picnic or simply enjoy the day with the family.

The vegetarian restaurant is very cheap and has an ok food (it's maintained by the temple followers and monks). There's also a cafeteria.

Thank Alexandre C
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