Monday, December 23, 2013

Vinh Nghiem Temple, Cabramatta

Vinh Nghiem Temple is one of the Buddhist temples most easily accessible via public transport in Cabramatta.

Now anyone who knows Vinh Nghiem Temple in Vietnam might feel a little let down by the distinctly more humble aspect of Sydney's branch.

Vinh Nghiem in Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's largest and most vibrant Buddhist institution, a constant on any tourist itinerary. In Sydney it is a humble fibro cottage with an add-on out the back.

But rest assured it is the real McCoy - the Abbot, Ven. Thich Vien Chon, hails from Vinh Nghiem TPHCM, and was in his day a famous teacher at the Vinh Nghiem Buddhist High School (now closed).
We had a lovely time making our own fresh spring rolls (goi cuon) under the tutelage of Vinh Nghiem Temple's resident nuns.


Vinh Nghiem Temple
177 John Street, CABRAMATTA, NSW 2166

Open every day - all welcome - enter through the carport on the left side of the house.
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