Anticipation: Nan Tien representatives Dr Leigh Wilson and Venerable Miaoyouin in front of the new campus at the Nan Tien Institute. Picture: GREG TOTMANAustralia’s first, government approved, Buddhist tertiary institution will open its doors after 15 years of designing, planning and construction, on Sunday, March 1.
The Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a holistic education institution built to cater for 300 students, with a vision to one day cater to 3000.
To celebrate the opening of the $40 million project, the NTI opening ceremony will feature a blessing ceremony, community entertainment, a food fair and guided tours of the campus.
The campus will be officially opened by special guest Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, the Nan Tien Temple and NTI.
Mr Yun has 15 million followers around the world and his presence at the institute is expected to draw thousands.
The NTI is expecting approximately 5000 visitors to pour through the gates come Sunday, as the event is a first of its kind for the region.
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