The Heavenly Kings Hall
Approaching the Heavenly
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
The Venerable Sasanajoti Yuen Quing, resident of Yunmen Monastery.
Lantern Before the Buddha Hall
The characters on the lantern say, “Great Awakening Temple.”