History of Linh Son

The Linh Son Buddhist Association Inc in Queensland, Australia, located at 89 Rowe Terrace, Darra is a branch of the World Linh Son Buddhist Congregation.

When Tri Loi Nun arrived from France in 1985, she bought an old tottering house in Darra to set up as a simple temple as per wishes of compatriot Buddhist worshippers in Brisbane . The temple is located in an area where there are clusters of Vietnamese people gathering around with the convenience of a railway station close by.

Two years later, as per requests from many Buddhist worshippers, the Venerable Trung Chanh agreed to master the temple and conduct Buddhist worshipping services. Activities at the temple have been guided and continuously increased since then. The Venerable Master Huyen Vi, the President of the World Linh Son Buddhist Congregation, has visited and preached at the temple on several occasions.

In 1992, the influx of both financial and personnel support from Buddhist followers, along wih the active campaign of the Venerable Trung Chanh and all the nuns at Linh Son had contributed to the first grand new temple in traditional Buddhist style to be built in Brisbane .

After the Venerable Trung Chanh left Australia for study in 1995, the temple was temporarily mastered by Venerables Tri Loi and Tri Buu, then Venerables Minh Nhu, from Melbourne, and Dieu Anh. Finally, the Venerable Master Huyen Vi appointed the Venerable Tri Luu, who has finished her three year study at Linh Son Buddhist Institute in Paris, to be the Abbess of the temple until now.