Foshou Si 佛壽寺

Submitted by Pierce Salguero on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:29
1015 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

39.95475, -75.15666

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Chinese Mahayana temple est. 2006, focusing on Pure Land and Medicine Buddha practice. The temple holds ceremonies that focus on chanting to various Buddhas. 

Local Setting, Neighborhood, Demographics

Located in Chinatown, Philadelphia. No monastics in residence, but ceremonies are led by a nun from Fujian.

Connections with Healing

As part of the regular ceremonies, temple-goers chant to the Medicine Buddha to relieve suffering of sickness. A vegetarian meal follows the ceremony, which is said to be karmically cleansing.

Best Time to Visit

Open 7 days a week 8am–8pm, with public services on weekends.