Ta-fu-hsien monastery, (in) Luoyang, Henan, CN

Raw data

In 730s Tao-hsüan resided in Ta-fu-hsien monastery (大福先寺) in Loyang - Elisséeff (1936:86)

"[T]he Tendai Bodhisattva-stla tradition, [was] inherited from Northern Ch'an through Tao-hsüan (J. Dosen) 702-760." - Faure (1987: immediately following footnote no. 44) [= ven.taohsuan-2]
[Therefore, he must not be confused with an earlier monk, also called Dosen - tmc], i.e. "Dosen 道宣 Ch. Tao-hsuan (596-667); the founder of the Nanshan 南山 (Nanzan) sect of the Vinaya (Lu 律, Ritsu) school in China." [= ven.taohsuan-1]

Input by: tmciolek, Jul 19, 2010

[Sarvatathāgatādhiṣṭhānasattvāvalokanabuddhakṣetrasandarśanavyūharāja(dhāraṇī) sūtra was translated] "by I-ching [=Yijing]: 23rd day, 9th month, 1st year of Ta Tsu (大足), T'ang dynasty (唐) (October 28th, A.D. 701) in Ta-fu-hsien Monastery (大福先寺), Tung-tu (東都) [Dongdu (東都), the "Eastern Capital", i.e. Luoyang - tmc]]. http://www.acmuller.net/descriptive_catalogue/files/k0458.html
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 06, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 15 Sep 2013

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 Ta-fu-hsien monastery, CN.

General location of the Ta-fu-hsien monastery, CN.
Lat 34.7100 Long 112.5500
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (http://www.fallingrain.com), 2010.

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Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Ta-fu-hsien monastery (大福先寺) - Elisséeff (1936:86)

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Henan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

  • [missing data]

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

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

  • T'ent'ai

11. Date-early

  • [missing data]

12. Date-intermediate

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0667-99p 0700-32c 0733-66p - tmciolek 15 Sep 2013
  • 0667-99p 0700-32c 0733-66p dated-x

13. Date-late

  • [missing data]

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • Daianji, in Nara, Japan - through Tao-hsüan's 736 AD travel to (and subsequent long term residence at) that monastery - Groner (2000: 23, 29n, 69n, 88-9)

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

  • [missing data]

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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