South Africa is a really various nation that has opened its doorways to a plethora of tradition and faith. With the wide selection of cultures comes the assorted areas across the nation that act as testaments to every tradition represented – in some instances that could be via buildings or particular holidays.
South Africa has shut ties with Taiwan and with China, which has additionally led to the immersion of the Buddhist faith and the existence of temples and centres throughout the nation. To this point, South Africa has the most important temple within the continent in addition to Buddhist centres throughout the nation.
Nan Hua Temple
Nestled within the highveld of Bronkhorstspruit, lies a serene Buddhist village, and in the midst of that village stands the Nan Hua Temple. The village was created in 2005 and is a part of the Mahayana Chinese language Buddhism monastic order. An hour’s drive from Johannesburg, the temple is the most important Buddhist temple in Africa and is totally operational – with novices visiting the village and interns committing to a three-year interval of examine on the temple.
The village surrounding the Nan Hua Temple consists of the Nan Hua Guesthouse, African Buddhist Seminary (ABS), and the Pureland Ch’an Retreat – a centre for meditation.
The Buddhist Retreat Centre
Though not a temple, the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo is taken into account one of many most interesting meditation centres on the planet. Located close to the Umkomaas river in KwaZulu Natal, the Buddhist Retreat Centre is a village that consists of a zen backyard, BuddhaBoma, meditation corridor, deer park and shrine.
Guests and company of the centre are in a position to get excellent views of KwaZulu Natal, in addition to soak up a number of the historic websites on the 300-acre property – together with outdated tracks from Voortrekker wagons, and a sharpening stone for an assegai. The retreat was named Nationwide Heritage Website by Nelson Mandela because of the centre’s huge biodiversity and over 120 species of birds.