Gak Su Temple

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Gak Su Temple International Zen Center is located in the area of Luk Wu (Deer Pond) on Lantau Island, Hong Kong, where a history of over 130 years of Buddhism has continued. Gak Su is nestled in a quiet and secluded mountain haven among several practicing hermitages. Nearby is also the Po Lin Monastery Big Buddha which is a famous pilgrimage site, and several hermitages and temples dotted all over the island, where generations of monks, nuns and laypeople continue to practice.

Gak Su Temple, the first of four buildings, was originally donated to Su Bong Zen Monastery in 1997 and retreats have been held there ever since, with training for monastics, haengjas (novices) and laypeople. Over the years, three additional nearby locations; Sim Pak Lam, Wai Sau Yuan (Hae Su Won) and Lotus Shelter have become part of Gak Su, providing Buddha halls, dharma halls and facilities for retreat participants from all over the world.

Photo of Gak Su TempleSurrounded by mountains on either side, the view of the valley below leads to the sea and Macau in the distance. The quiet and simple surroundings provide a nurturing environment for retreats. Gaksu is a place for all beings to replenish and restore both body and mind, to become one with nature, and to attain their true selves to help this world. We welcome you to come and practice with us.

Retreat participation at Gaksu International Zen Village is on a requirement basis.

For information and appointments to visit Gaksu International Zen Village, please contact the Su Bong Zen Monastery.

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