PAO FA BUDDHIST TEMPLE - UNITED STATES
The American Lotus Buddhist Association (A.L.B.A.), Pao Fa Buddhist temple and monastery is located in Irvine, California. The temple was built on a former site of a Pacific Bell building and it was opened in late 2002. This temple shares the same Dharma roots as the Pao Chieh Chan Temple in Wugu, Taipei, and the Pao Shawn Chan Temple in Puli, Nanto, Taiwan. Pao Fa is the second largest temple, after Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California. However, Pao Fa Temple is unrelated to Hsi Lai Temple. And unlike Hsi Lai Temple, Pao Fa Temple attempts to be apolitical. It mainly attracts Chinese American and Vietnamese American Buddhists.