Gonggong monastery, (near) Nankang, Jiangxi, CN

Raw data

"Eventually Mazu settled at Kung-kung Mountain [= Gonggong Mt.] by Nankang, southern Kiangsi province, where he founded a monastery and gathered scores of disciples.[7]
([7] Chang, Original Teachings of Ch'an Buddhism. Selected from "Transmission of the Lamp" (1971:177)

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

"[s]ome time during the Tianbao period (742-756) Mazu left Fujian and moved west to Jiangxi. There he initially resided at Xili mountain in Fuzhou (located in the western part of Linchuan county), and later moved further south to Gonggong mountain in Qianzhou. Mazu arrived in Linchuan around 743 and stayed there at least 750. Gongong mountain was located in Nankang commandery, in the southern part of Jiangxi. Mazu [Mazu Daoyi (709-788)] moved to Nankang sometime after 750 but before 757." Poceski (2007:30) - http://books.google.com.au/books?id=5fwRXrVPh-cC&pg=PA30

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 Gonggong monastery, CN.

General location of the Gonggong monastery, CN.
Lat 29.4500 Long 116.0500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2012.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Jiangxi 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

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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

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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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