Nan Tien Institute - Wollongong Campus
Nan Tien Institute operates from its state-of-the-art campus, designed by award-winning Australian architect firm Woods Bagot. Located directly opposite the Nan Tien Temple (the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere) students and visitors of NTI enjoy stunning views of the Temple to the east, and the Illawarra Escarpment to the west.
Having opened in March 2015, the building's design was inspired by the lotus, offering a distinctive combination of Buddhist symbolism, philosophies and traditions, with modern aesthetics and amenities. These same Buddhist philosophies also encourage wellbeing and holistic learning, offering students an environment of harmony and tranquillity to optimise their learning.
The building is strongly connected to its environment, with spaces conducive to quiet reflection, avoiding hierarchy and providing a neutral environment devoid of excess and materialism. The ground level at NTI is a public space, with an art gallery, museum, vegetarian café and library, whilst the first and second levels provide spaces for teaching and study.
NTI also offers its facilities for hire and welcomes corporate events and meetings, professional seminars, educational activities and community functions. Please follow this link for more information on Nan Tien Institute's Venue Hire and Services.
Click the photo above to take a virtual tour of Nan Tien Institute
Campus facilities include:
- Meditation room
- Karma Vegetarian Cafe
- Student cafeteria
- Rooftop garden
- Free on-site parking
In addition to the tertiary facilities, our campus also hosts a multicultural Arts Centre and Gallery. The gallery is home to artefacts, artworks and international exhibitions, and complements the cultural diversity of the local community by including selected works from local artists.