中台禪寺 | The Chung Tai Chan Monastery

1987

Chung Tai Chan Monastery (中台禪寺) is a Buddhist monastery located in Puli Township, Nantou County, Taiwan, one of the tallest Buddhist monasteries with its main building soaring at 136 meters (446 ft).

从一位潜迹山林的苦行僧,到高树法幢的大善知识 从初次的二十人禅七,到今日的千人禅七;从独居简陋茅棚,到筹建千僧道场 从一九八七年,出家弟子四人、在家弟子三百人,到今日,出家弟子一千多人、皈依弟子遍及海内外。惟觉安公老和尚的殊胜法缘,也让沉寂已久的禅法为之重兴,并广传至各个阶层。

Dedicated to a major Buddhist Zen monk, Master Wei Chueh, founder of the Ling Quan (Spiritual Spring) monastery.

"In 1987, the founding abbot of Chung Tai, Grand Master Wei Chueh, built Ling Quan (Spiritual Spring) Monastery in northern Taiwan in response to the public’s request for his Dharma teaching. Since its opening, the Grand Master’s penetrating teaching revitalized the Chan (Chinese Zen) tradition in Taiwan, drawing many practitioners to Ling Quan. Soon the place became too small for the growing number of disciples. In order to better accommodate the sangha (Buddhist monastics) and the public to practice the Dharma (the Buddha’s teachings), the Grand Master, supported by monastic and lay disciples, initiated the building of a new monastery in Puli, Nantou in central Taiwan in 1992. On September 1, 2001, the inauguration of Chung Tai Chan Monastery launched a new Chung Tai era of bringing the Dharma to communities far and wide." (from the English website)

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