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Dinh Quang Temple, Springfield MO

Namo A Di Da Phat 


Welcome to Dinh Quang Buddhist Temple!


Dinh Quang Temple is a member of the Midwest Sangha of Vietnamese Buddhist Temples, with communities in twelve states from Texas to Michigan. Our abbot, the Venerable Thich Thong Chanh, is of the 43rd generation of the Lâm Tế (Linji) lineage of Vietnamese Thien (Zen). 


Everyone is welcome to join us as we practice the Buddha’s teachings. We have services in both Vietnamese and English languages. 


Our Vietnamese-speaking services (on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.) reflect our temple’s lineage and culture, with a blend of Pure Land and Zen Buddhism. This reflects our community’s need for a place to preserve and celebrate Vietnamese Buddhist culture, language, and practice. For more information in Vietnamese, please contact Venerable Thay (email or phone).


Our English-speaking services (on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.) are ecumenical, reflecting our community’s need for a place for people from diverse Buddhist backgrounds to encourage one another to practice with the Buddha’s teachings. We also welcome those of other faiths and no faith, without expectation of conversion and with mutual respect for our shared goal of cultivating wisdom and compassion. 


Both Vietnamese- and English-speaking services share a commitment to practicing the Buddha’s teachings through study, chanting, meditation, ceremonies, and holiday celebrations under the guidance of our Venerable Thay. 


Our English-speaking services are also available online. We livestream most chanting and meditation services to our Facebook page, and our Dharma classes are typically available through Google Meet. We are also a participating temple in the Dharma Teacher Order, which provides online instruction leading to a Certificate in Buddhist Studies. 


For more information, visit our newcomer section by clicking here.

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