pure land buddhism


Dec 02 2012

Chuang Yen buddhist monastery in Carmel, NY

Chuang Yen buddhist monastery in Carmel, NY. Photo 1

Chuang Yen Monastery (Chinese: 莊嚴寺; pinyin: Zhuāngyán Sì; literally "solemn monastery") is a Pure Land buddhist monastery in Carmel, New York. The monastery was built and is maintained by the Buddhist Association of the United States on land donated by C. T. Shen. His autobiography, My Memoir is published by The Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions and is distributed free at the monastery.
The monastery grounds contain several prayer halls, dormitories, a dining hall, a memorial area, and a library.

Dec 08 2012

Mahayana Retreat Temple in Leeds, NY

Mahayana Temple (Chinese: 大乘寺;; pinyin: Da Cheng Si) is a Chinese Buddhist temple located within a forest in South Cairo, N.Y.. It is the retreat of the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America, Inc. The retreat temple contain the Grand Buddha Hall, the Kuan Yin Hall, the 500 Arhat Hall, a six storied pagoda, and Earth Store Bodhisattva Hall as well as a three-unit temple dedicated to the spirits of the land.