Longquan monastery, (near) Longquansi, Beijing Shi, CN

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The Longquan Monastery is located at the foot of the Phoenix Range in the Western Mountains of Beijing. Construction began in the First Year of Yingchu Period in Liao Dynasty. Two cypress trees in front of the entrance gate are some six hundred years old. Two sturdy and tall gingko trees as well as two ancient cypress trees in the courtyard are a thousand years old as well. The monastery originally faced east, and there remains of that period a single-span stone bridge, which was called the Golden Dragon Bridge. The Bridge was constructed with donations collected by Venerable Master Jisheng who was the first abbot of the monastery.
Input by: tmciolek, Aug 24, 2009

"Longquan Monastery is located at the foot of the Phoenix Range in the Western Mountains in Beijing. It was first built in 951, the first year of the Yingli reign of the Liao dynasty. In the courtyard, two one-thousand-year old gingko trees as well as two cypress trees of similar age have borne witness to the vicissitudes of the monastery. The Golden Dragon Bridge, a single-arch stone bridge that is still visible today was built with donations collected by the Venerable Master Jisheng, the first abbot of the monastery one thousand years ago. His stupa can be worshiped to the east of the monastery. It’s said that, on the day that Venerable Master Jisheng achieved nirvana, the sky filled with auspicious clouds and birds sang merrily in the woods. For forty-nine days, monks chanted around the stupa. The soothing fragrance of sandalwood emitted by the stupa lasted for three years." - http://longquanzs.org/eng/masters.php?tit=Monastery&id=5
Input by: tmciolek, Sep 16, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 16 Sep 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 Longquan monastery, CN.

General location of the Longquan monastery, CN.
lat=40.1038 long=116.0900
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2009.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Longquan monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Beijing Shi

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

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8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

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11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag: 0933-66c - tmciolek 16 Sep 2013
0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

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13. Date-late

  • "After rises and falls, on April 11, 2005, the Longquan Monastery was officially reopened for Buddhist services. "

- http://longquanzs.org/eng/masters.php?tit=Monastery&id=5

MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 16 Sep 2013

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. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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