the Ta-Hung-Pau-Tien that devout Buddhists offer their prayers
and offerings of flowers, fruits and other gifts which are placed
on the table in front of the main altar. Very often, behind the
central images of this hall and facing northwards, is placed the
images of Kuan Yin P'usa.
e third, or Back Hal , at the back is usual y divided into several
smal er hal s (Tien) or rooms. e central hall is general y the al-
tar of a Buddha or a Bodhisat va, the right housing the funerary
tablet of the temple founder, while the left may be the Teaching
or Meditation Hal . On the side or behind these main buildings
are the living quarters, the dining area and the kitchen.