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Fó Guāng Shān (佛光山) ("Buddha's Light Mountain") is one of the two large Buddhist organizations in Taiwan (the other being Tzu-Chi). It is led by Master Hsing Yun. The headquarters of the organization are in Kaohsiung, and it maintains a worldwide presence. Its headquarters in the United States are near Los Angeles, at a large temple called Hsi Lai Temple.

Fo Guang Shan was involved in a campaign finance scandal involving Al Gore in 1996 visit to Hsi Lai. In Taiwan, Hsing-Yun is a somewhat controversial figure and is called by his critics the political monk.