When Venerable Master Hsing Yun was 17 years old he became gravely ill and was unable to have any food for two months. His teacher, Venerable Master Chi Kai, specially arranged for a bowl of pickled vegetables to be delivered to him. During a time of extreme scarcity, this was a very rare and precious gift.
With every mouthful of this gift, Venerable Master Hsing Yun was acutely appreciative of his teacher’s love and concern and vowed to devote his life to Buddhism and to repay his teacher’s benevolence.
Fo Guang Shan Water Drop Teahouses are set up around the world to manifest Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s ideal of “compensating droplets of kindness with springs of gratitude.”
At FGS Mabuhay Temple, the Water Drop Teahouse is located at the ground floor. Open daily except Mondays from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, it serves reasonably-priced healthy vegetarian dishes, snack items and beverages.