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Kid Friendly Buddhist Temples Brisbane | Education, Empathy, Respect

A trip to Buddhist Temples in Brisbane, will open your children’s eyes to cultures and beliefs they may not have experienced before. Here’s where to go.

Buddhist Temples Brisbane

You’ll find child-friendly things to see and do in many of the Buddhist Temples Brisbane has to offer. Some of these are centres for meditation and education (particularly the ones closer to the city) so, while not temples in the traditional sense, they still offer children the chance to learn.

Here are where to find the temples:

Inner City

Nepalese Peace Pagoda

Clem Jones Promenade

South Bank Parklands

(This temple is completely open for tourists and visitors to enjoy – why not take in the other amazing sights and sounds of the South Bank Parklands while you’re there?)

Tara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

199A Boundary Street
West End

Northside Buddhist Temples Brisbane

Holy Triad Temple

32 Higgs St

Rigpa Brisbane

2/19 Enoggera Terrace
Red Hill

Jodoshu Buddhist Community

35 McCormack Avenue

Southside Buddhist Temples Brisbane

Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre

535 Old Cleveland Rd
Camp Hill

Go Guang Shan Tian Temple

1034 Underwood Rd

Sri Lankan Buddhist Monastery

114 Considine St
Ellen Grove

Wat Thai Buddharam

1-11 Paradise Rd

Goodna Temple (Buddhist Vihara of Queensland)

108 Eric St

I-Kuan Tao Zhong Shu Temple

39 Millers Rd
Eight Mile Plains

Chua Phap Quang

12 Freeman Rd

Basic etiquette for visiting Buddhist Temples Brisbane

  • Dress appropriately and respectfully (If you are unsure what this involves please contact your chosen temple ahead of time to check – it generally means modest coverings)
  • Keep the noise levels down
  • Remove your shoes before entering the sacred space
  • Step OVER the threshold – not ON it
  • If sitting, point your feet away from the statues as a sign of respect
  • Don’t point or exclaim
  • Ask permission before taking photographs and be conscious of how you behave in the space

Engaging children in respectful conversations about culture

Allowing children to access, engage and involve themselves in other cultures will go a long way towards promoting the next generation to be a respectful, tolerant society.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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