Ancient Guanyin Temple
Guguanyin temple is located in luohantong village, dongdajie ban, Chang'an District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, about 30 kilometers away from Xi'an city.
It was first built in the second year of Zhenguan (628 AD) of Tang Dynasty and has a history of 1400 years. It is one of the thousand year old temples in Zhongnanshan.
The ancient Guanyin Temple in Zhongnanshan, Xi'an, was built in the reign of Zhenguan of Tang Dynasty (628 AD). It has a history of about 1400 years. It is one of the thousand year old temples in Zhongnanshan.
According to historical records, the ancient Guanyin temple, built in the reign of emperor Zhenguan of Tang Dynasty, was of considerable scale at that time. The gate, the main hall, the bell and Drum Tower, and the yunshuiliao are all available, covering an area of more than 300 mu. They are magnificent and fragrant until the cultural revolution.
In 1998, when the nuns of Longxing came here, they saw that the temple was dilapidated and that there were few holy sites. They ignored their old age and raised money for restoration.
In 1999, with the approval of the local government, it was restored to a formal Buddhist activity site.
In 2005, master Longxing passed away in Beijing. Four disciples invited the old monk Shangchao Xiaming of mahaci'en temple in Taixing mountain to live in tin. The old monk changed Guanyin hall into Guanyin temple, and appointed his disciple Shangwu Xiaxuan to be in charge of it. A new squatter house was built in a year.
In 2006, the old monk of Shangchao and Xiaming passed away, and his disciple Shangwu Xiaxuan took over the abbot. He continued to uphold the will of the old monk, carry forward the spirit of Zhongnan cultivation, pay attention to meditation, and carry forward the spirit of Mahayana altruism. He also led four disciples to repair the main hall in the ruins of Guanyin temple, welcome the holy Minister of Guanyin, protect the ancient ginkgo trees, build new squatters, green the courtyard, and set up monks' office.
In 2009, Shangwu Xiaxuan Zen master received Dharma from the Zen master Shangben Xiahuan, and became the 45th generation successor of Linji sect. He inherited the ancestors of the Tathagata and formulated the Buddhist program of Guanyin temple. Taking meditation as the foundation and Guanyin as an opportunity, he carried out Zen experience and Dharma promotion activities, and the temple became more and more prosperous.
In the spring of 2006, Secretary sun Qingyun personally arranged the surrounding projects for the restoration and protection of the Millennium ancient trees. Under the care of the provincial, municipal and district leaders, the Millennium ancient temple and the ancient trees were protected and further developed.
Since the Spring Festival in 2011, thanks to the compassion of Zen master Shangwu Xiaxuan and other permanent masters, the temple has held weekend meditation every week, and held many Buddhist events such as Zen seven and Vajra seven, aiming to guide the crowd, benefit the people, promote Mahayana Dharma and open the door of self nature.
Guanyin Temple had a large scale before liberation. According to the local old people's memories, the old Guanyin hall covered an area of about 300 mu, with all kinds of mountain gates, halls and squatters. There were many pilgrims from far and near, especially the Guanyin spring. It was known as "Guanyin holy spring" because it was under the ginkgo tree for thousands of years. It was clear and sweet for many years, and it could cure all kinds of diseases. After the liberation of Guanyin temple, it was changed into "Hongyan middle school". Monks scattered everywhere, leaving only five main halls. The rest were changed into classrooms. Until the early 1990s, it was still a township middle school.
In 1998, when the nuns of Longxing came here, they saw that the temple was dilapidated and had few victories, so they ignored the old age and raised money to rebuild it. In 1999, with the approval of the local government, it was restored to a formal Buddhist activity site. In 2001, a main hall was built with bronze statues of Guanyin, Puxian, Manjusri and dizang. In 2005, master Longxing passed away in Beijing. Four disciples invited the old monk chaoming of mahaci'en temple in Taixing mountain to live in tin. The old monk changed Guanyin hall to Guanyin temple and appointed disciple Wuxuan to be in charge of it. In a year, he built a new hut with more than 30 rooms on two floors. In 2006, the old monk of chaoming passed away, and his disciple master Wuxuan took over as the abbot. He continued to uphold the will of the old monk, carry forward the spirit of Zhongnan cultivation, pay attention to meditation, and carry forward the Mahayana altruism. Since master Wuxuan took over the post, he has arranged the palace, afforested the environment, maintained the ginkgo tree, laid the floor tiles, built the courtyard wall, held the meditation and Zen tea party, and formulated the Buddhist program of Guanyin temple. Taking the meditation as the foundation, Guanyin as the opportunity, and the tea party as the convenience, he has carried out the learning experience and the Buddhist activities. The overall reconstruction plan of the temple is also under intense design. Since the resumption of religious activities in Guanyin temple, the ginkgo trees in the temple have become more and more vigorous, with numerous branches and leaves, green and curly covering the sun, and showing auspicious signs for many times. These auspicious signs indicate the peace of the country and the prosperity of Buddhism. It is believed that a new study center will be built at the foot of Zhongnan Mountain in the near future.
Master Shangchao Xiaming, commonly known as Cui Tianhou, was born in 1918 in Dai County, Shanxi Province. When he was 29 years old, he was a monk in Manjusri temple in Wutai Mountain, Shanxi Province. In 1983, he lived in Taixing mountain in Xizhong south. In 1986, he went to mahaci'en temple in nansiling. Seeing that the ancient temple was dilapidated and the Buddha statue was hanging upside down, he often lived here, advocating good faith, redecorating the Buddha statue and repairing the temple. He practiced Buddhism for 60 years, strictly held the Vajra Sutra, and advocated the Pure Land Sect in his later years. For decades, the discipline has been strict. After going to Taixing mountain, he vowed not to go down the mountain for 20 years and fulfilled his great wish on April 8, 2006. He lived in Wulong palace for 4 years and worked hard in a small house of 4 square meters. In a year, there is no sun for four months and no people for half a year. In winter, they often eat dry food and snow water. The master insisted on eating in the middle of the day and led the monks to chant sutras and meditate every morning. He has tens of thousands of students all over the country, including the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are more than 20 shaving disciples, all of whom can strictly abide by the commandments and practice. The teacher often cures the masses, and teaches his disciples: "love the country, love education, serve the people, say good words, do good deeds, do not eat meat, and often recite Amitabha.". The money saved was used to print scriptures, build temples and provide relief to the victims. At 14:40 p.m. on May 28, 2006, the teacher lived in peace for 89 years, and his disciples kept his body according to his will. Before Shiji said to his disciples, "I'll come back to nansiling again. You should practice hard and wait for me here"!
Master Wuxuan, surnamed Zheng, was born in Luyuan Town, Gaoling, Shaanxi Province in 1969. Before becoming a monk, he was engaged in clinical practice of traditional Chinese medicine and studied in Xianyang College of traditional Chinese medicine. During this period, he became very interested in human science and personally studied the phenomenon of special functions of human body. He found that human mind is indeed a kind of energy. Then he went deep into traditional medicine to seek answers, and dabbled in Taoism, the book of changes and other classics, which had a great impact on the phenomenon of life I have interviewed experts and scholars from all walks of life. Later, I got a Vajra Sutra. After careful study, I found that Buddhism is the most satisfactory explanation of life phenomenon. In February of the same year, he visited the old monk chaoming at the mahaci'en temple in kuyu, Zhongnan mountain. He felt more cordial and joyful, so he made a ceremony for the old monk chaoming to become a monk. Under the guidance of the old monk, he studied the Sutra of Vajra and the Sutra of the sixth patriarch in detail, and practiced meditation and meditation. He felt that the method of meditation was very appropriate. At the end of the year, the old monk came to the lawyer's seat in Liming mountain of Guanghua temple in Putian, Fujian Province to receive the full commandment. YuanJu later went to Beijing to prepare for the Chinese Buddhist Academy. He got close to master Miaohua, who was then the director of the Academic Affairs Department of the Chinese Buddhist Association, and helped master Miaohua organize his lecture notes, such as the vajrati Sutra, the Vajrayana Sutra, and the sixth patriarch Sutra. He once again had a deeper understanding of these Zen classics, and finally decided to give up further study in the Buddhist Academy and go alone After walking to Yunju mountain, he entered the Zen hall to practice. He was supported and taught by Yicheng monk and Huitong head. He was especially confident in Zen meditation. He vowed that he would take three years to collect evidence, invent his mind, and imitate the great virtue of antiquity. He would have a meal of solar eclipse and would not be able to sit down for a long time. In 2000, he was firmly invited by old monk Rucheng of Wolong Temple in Xi'an to be the leader of Wolong Temple. In 2001, he was close to the old monk Guangguang of Qingyuan mountain. Later, he traveled around because of the permanent residence ceremony. He went to Yunju mountain to live in a Buddhist temple. Because of his hard work, he was invited to be the head of the class by Yicheng old man and Shangli. He felt that his fortune was not good enough, so he refused to accept it. So he went back to Zhongnan mountain to study in seclusion in Meihua cave, niubeiling, Shibianyu. During the period of living in the mountain, he abandoned all kinds of predestination. In the middle of February and June, he participated in meditation and worked hard, and was often accepted by Buddha and Bodhisattva He went down the mountain twice to prepare for Daoliang, and worked hard in the mountains the rest of the time. In 2005, entrusted by the old monk chaoming, master Wuxuan's Abbot Zhongnanshan Guanyin Temple led four disciples to repair the hall in the ruins, welcome the holy Minister of Guanyin, protect the ancient ginkgo tree, build more than 30 squatters, afforest the courtyard, and set up the monk's office. Carry forward Linji Zen, advocate practice, and launch various Zen activities in the temple.
All previous abbots of Guanyin Temple planted cypresses in the temple. Before liberation, there were more than 40 cypresses around Guanyin temple. Now there are only two cypresses in front of the mountain gate.
There is a ginkgo tree with a history of more than 1400 years in Guanyin temple.
It is said that this ginkgo tree was planted by Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang Dynasty, and has been listed in the national protection list of ancient and famous trees.
On November 11, tourists watch the Millennium ginkgo tree at the ancient Guanyin Temple in luohantong village.
In early winter, the Millennium ginkgo trees in the ancient Guanyin Temple in Zhongnan mountain, Luohan cave village, Chang'an District, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province are golden, and the fallen leaves are like a golden carpet, attracting tourists to visit.
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