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A little hard to find but worth the patience to look for the temple. This Buddhist temple was first built in 537AD! The flower pagoda is a magnificent structure. The grounds are small but well maintained and when you enter you receive some optional incense...More
Our visit to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda was great. It was a lovely day to be outdoor since it was nice and sunny... a good change from the cold weather. We were with kids and senior citizens, so the...More
It has deep historical roots, a must-visit for those that want to explore other cultures. You can even get a blessing from the monks. It's not for everyone, there are those that believe only their religion is true and in don't want to be involved....More
Read a few review before coming, really nice place that calm you, had a slow walk around the whole temple. Heard the vegetarian foods was nice but we give it a miss as Just taken our breakfast before coming
First, there is the history. The original temple on this site was built in 537 CE and has subsequently been rebuilt 3 or so times. It has a connection with Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism.
Second, there is the beautiful architecture and statues.
Third, the peaceful...More
I would suggest to go to this temple mid morning and I recommend you catch a taxi to get there unless you join a tour and this site is included! I think they have a “red” hop on hop off bus travel service - check with your... More
I would suggest to go to this temple mid morning and I recommend you catch a taxi to get there unless you join a tour and this site is included! I think they have a “red” hop on hop off bus travel service - check with your hotel!
First one has to consider that "buddhism" is a broad name for several views; hinayana, mahayana, tibetan, korean, vietnamese, japanese, ... which means each one has different views and different names for the same buddha... More
First one has to consider that "buddhism" is a broad name for several views; hinayana, mahayana, tibetan, korean, vietnamese, japanese, ... which means each one has different views and different names for the same buddha.
But in general here are these three buddhas of that 6 (liu) banyan trees (current name given by Su Dongpo, a writer during the Song dynasty on his way to the North).
Maitreya is a "boddhisatva" that is, has still to come after the dharma disappeared to put it again in order: a kind of "messiah" (cf. the Hindu Kalki avatar). he is also the "apothecary/medicine" buddha (bhaisajyaguru) who takes care of the sick people with a big smile, the buddha of the future, and of the East.
Dipankara or Amitabha brings light to and protects the traveller, the navigator, he is a kind of "good Samaritan" and is thus associated with "charity", he is the buddha of the past and of the West.
Shakyamuni (the sage of the S'akya) is the buddha of the present and faces the North.
Some confuse Buddha and Mahavira (cf. the name of the hall where these three buddha statues are placed) while Mahavira is the one who gave his actual form to Jainism, but both lived at the same time that is, VIth century BC.