Fojiyan monastery, (in) Jianyang, Fujian, CN

Raw data

"Mazu became one of Huirang’s seven disciples and received the Dharma seal from him before leaving in 742.
Mazu travelled south to Fojiliang (Buddha Trace Mtn. in Fujian province) where he took several disciples."

Mazu moved from 'Buddha Trace Mountain' in Jianyang to Nankang at Gonggong mountain. - Ferguson (2000:66-67)

"A stay at Nanyyue during 736-740 period is a plausible conjecture, and his stay might have been even shorter. […] After Mazu [Mazu Daoyi (709-788)] left Nanyue, he headed east. Eventually, he settled at Fojiyan in Jianyang (located in the norrthern part of present-day Fujian province, close to the border with Jiangxi), which at the time was a part of Jiangnan East province." Poceski (2007:29)

"[s]ome time during the Tianbao period (742-756) Mazu left Fujian and moved west to Jiangxi.
Poceski (2007:30) -

Input by: tmciolek, Nov 05, 2012

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 05 Nov 2012

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 20 km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Fojiyan monastery, CN.

General location of the Fojiyan monastery, CN.
Lat 27.3351 Long 118.1133
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2012.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=27.3351,118.1133&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Fujian Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

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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

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0733-66c - tmciolek 13 Dec 2012
  • 0700-32p 0733-66c 0767-99p dated-x

13. Date-late

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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

  • [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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18. Available Printed Literature

  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 1]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 2]
  • [bibliographical details of the Book/Article 3]

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