Chihchih monastery, (in) Guangzhou, Guangdong, CN

Raw data

Chih-chih monastery in Kuang-chou, CN. Mahayana. Was active in 574 AD onwards. Src: Thich Thien-An (1975:33)
Input by: tmciolek, 20 Feb 2009

Guangzhou or Canton, city (1994 est. pop. 3,113,800), capital of Guangdong prov., S China, a major deepwater port on the Pearl River delta.
Input by: tmciolek, 9 Apr 2009

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 13 Jan 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Chih-chih monastery, CN.

General location of the Chih-chih monastery, CN.
lat=23.1167 long=113.2500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=23.1167,113.2500&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Chihchih monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Guangdong Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • Chih-chih monastery - Thich Thien-An (1975:33)

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana - Thich Thien-An (1975:55)

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Ch'an/Zen - Thich Thien-An (1975:55)

11. Date-early

  • 574 CE - Thich Thien-An (1975:33)
  • MBM chrono-tag 0567-99c 0600-32p 0633-66p - tmciolek 13 Jan 2013
  • 0567-99c 0600-32p 0633-66p dated-e

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)….

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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