Dumen monastery, (near) Dangyang, Hubei, CN

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"[S]ometime around 665-668, Shenxiu was banished by the emperor and remained incognito for ten years, returning to public notice between 676-679.[6] He initially took up residence at the Jade Spring Monastery (Yuquan Si 玉泉寺) but soon was one built for him, the Monastery of the Six Perfections (Dumen Si 度門寺廟) where spent the next quarter century."
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuquan_Shenxiu

"For the last five years of his life, Shenxiu traveled between the two capitals of Luoyang and Chang'an, preaching the Buddhist Dharma before passing away at his monastery, Tumen Si, sitting in meditation on February 28, 706." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuquan_Shenxiu

“Dumen monastery in Mount Yuquan” - Wu (2008: 56)
“Wuji Zhinghui […]. Claiming to be an heir of the Northern school [of Chan], he revived Dumen monastery in 1602.” - Wu (2008: 56)

Input by: tmciolek, Mar 06, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 06 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 200 m from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Dumen monastery, CN.

General location of the Dumen monastery, CN.
Lat 30.78229 111.73321
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

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3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 30.78229 111.73321 - based on visual identification of the site of "Shenxiu Gyoshi Tomb", next to the Dumen Sicun village in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 06 Mar 2013.

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

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • Ch'an/Zen - Wu (2008: 56)

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0667-99c - tmciolek 06 Mar 2013
  • 0667-99c 0700-32c dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 0667-99c 0700-32c - tmciolek 06 Mar 2013

13. Date-late

  • Revived as a monastery in 1602 - Wu (2008: 56)

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

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15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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

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18. Available Printed Literature

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  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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