Puji monastery, (near) Zhoushan/Dingai, Zhejiang, CN

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Puji Temple (Chinese: 普济禅寺; pinyin: Pǔjì Chánsì; literally "Chan Temple of Universal Salvation") is a Buddhist temple located on the island of Putuoshan in Zhejiang province, China. […] Built in 916, at the time it was called 不肯去观音院 (bu ken qu guanyin yuan). In 1080, during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Emperor Shenzong renamed the temple 宝陀观音寺 (bao tuo guanyin si). Shenzong donated lands to the temple, and a new monk was ordained every year. (After the temple was renamed, the old name for the temple was still used to refer to a nearby hill, 紫竹林 (zi zhu lin), on which a 20 metre tall Guanyin now stands.) The monks studied Buddhism and the temple slowly prospered. In 1214, still in the Song Dynasty, Emperor Ningzong donated tens of thousands of min (lines of cash) to the temple […].
In 1298 by order of Emperor Chengzong of the Yuan Dynasty, Li Ying (李英) repaired the temple, completing the work in 1301. […]“ - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puji_Temple

“The Puji Temple is one of the three most honorable Buddhist temples on the island. It is also know as the Qian temple. It was first build in 867, i.e. the 5th year of Emperor Qiande of the Song Dynasty and is was granted Baotuo Temple for the Goddess of Mercy. It was rebuilt in the 38th year of Emperor Kangxi and was bestowed the board of Puji Spirit.” - http://meubelsuitchina.nl/sekkohsam/nanhai_puji_temple.htm

“First built in 1080, during the reign of the Northern Song Dynasty, the Puji Temple covers a space of 14,000 square meters and has nine halls, twelve pavilions, and sixteen chambers.” - http://www.freedomhealthrecovery.com/marinduque/putuoshan.html

“In 916, the Japanese monk Huie was stranded at Mount Putuo while bringing a statue of Avalokitesvara from Mount Wutai to Japan. He prayed to the Goddess for help and his call was answered. In gratitude he built at temple upon Mount Putuo to enshrine the statue of the Goddess he had been carrying. This is the so-called Bukenqu (Reluctant to Go) temple in Mount Putuo. Hsuan Tsang, the celebrated monk of the Tang Dynasty is also known to have visited Putuo Shan on his pilgrimage to India.” - http://www.freedomhealthrecovery.com/marinduque/putuoshan.html
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 09, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 09 Mar 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 Puji monastery, CN.

General location of the Puji monastery, CN.
Lat 29.99551 Long 122.37733
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2013.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Puji monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Zhejiang Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 29.99551 Long 122.37733 - based on visual identification of the road bend near the Puji site (presently unidentifiable in the satellite photographs) in maps/satellite imagery, maps.google.com - tmciolek, 09 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

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag 0900-32c - tmciolek 09 Mar 2013
  • 0900-32c 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-ex

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 09 Mar 2013

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastic cluster

  • Architectural

16. Additional notes

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

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

  • [missing data]

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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