Yunmen Monastery Tour

Yunmen Monastery

 

The Heavenly Kings Hall




Approaching the Heavenly
Kings Hall,


we walk across the bridge
that spans the “Liberation Beings Pool.”


The Buddha Hall




The temple at Yunmen
Monastery is named “Great Awakening Temple.”


The Buddha Hall, and
others buildings at the temple, were renovated by


the great 20th century
Zen and Dharma master, Venerable Xu Yun.



The Bell Tower




Within the Bell Tower,
Dizang (Japanese, Jizo) Bodhisattva presides.



Xu Yun Memorial Hall




A hall tothe left of
the main compound commemorates the great teacher XuYun, who rebuilt this


and many other of the
ancient Zen temples in China in the period after World War Two.


Notice the Buddhist swastika,
a centuries old emblem of the Buddhist religion.


Outside the Founder’s Hall




The sign proclaims, “The Unsurpassed Doctrine Passed on  by Zen
MasterYunmen.”




 

The Venerable Sasanajoti Yuen Quing, resident of Yunmen Monastery.





 

Lantern Before the Buddha Hall




The characters on the lantern say, “Great Awakening Temple.”

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