Xingguo-2 monastery, (near) Zhengzhou, Henan, CN

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"Located in Zhengzhou, Henan Province […]
Xingyang Road, thirteen kilometers southeast Jiaguang Gong Li at the west side of the building has a 15-meter-high monument, a letter 'Kokokuji' three regular script characters. Everywhere West Vision, a magnificent valley into Tibet, an elegant temple, we Ten Level down, to enjoy that Buddhism famous historical charm.
Standing in front of Xingguo Temple Hills, close look, the first step is a rectangular garden, which has red and white radish and various kinds of mixed vegetables, lush, exceptionally gratifying. […] Built in the Tang Xianheng years (AD 671 years) Xingguo Temple, as had his own legend and splendor Dingsheng Tang Xianheng years, the White Horse Temple Zen monk Hui Ji wander into this, Seeing the North pillow altar hill, south food River (source of the river to be), the 'Wulong pilgrimage,' said. Hui Ji as treasure, said: 'There is life, Buddha and rejuvenating.' then this temple, name day 'Xingguo Temple', the courtyard three, three doors, built King Hall, before Buddha, pandemonium, Main Hall, etc., covering two one hundred acres, there are sixteen monks, temple architecture sixteen acres of seven, Hui Ji as abbot, Huiyuan as abbot. eleven years to the Emperor Kaiyuan (AD 723), there are twenty-seven monks, temples one hundred twenty-four acres, net feel as abbot, remained so until the chair. Taizong Taipingxingguo years (about AD 979) is undergoing renovation. Yuanfeng four years (AD 1081) temples spread to three hundred and sixty five acres, there are Monk 43 people, fatigues eleven. Tang and Song dynasties, incense and prosperity, are flourishing. Till the dawn of the Yuan Dynasty White, frequent wars, the Central Plains were killed, and the temple of harassment, many monks fled. Tang inscriptions, ruined depleted. soon calmed Zhu, Lebanon to, agribusiness Xing Temple revival temples expanded four hundred eighty-eight acres, monks reached 358 persons. MingZhengDe thirteen years (AD 1518), the magistrate LI Xuan sponsorship, wonderful green, Castle monk raised edge, rebuilt again. Wanli seven years (AD 1579) and is undergoing renovation until the Qing Dynasty, incense still. Later, hurried retreat, especially the 'Cultural Revolution', Kokokuji Lvjing catastrophe. former glory Where to find, only clouds empty leisurely. Buddhists, 退休老工人 Ding Yingjun and the majority of monks and nuns in the national policy under the influence, self-reliance, hard work, after ten years of efforts, Kokokuji Youyi new majestic stands in the Central Plains. […]"

Input by: tmciolek Sep 01 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 1 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 Xingguo-2 monastery, CN.

General location of the Xingguo-2 monastery, CN.
Lat 34.73612 Long 113.4570
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2013.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=34.73612,113.4570&spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Xingguo-2 monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Henan Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

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4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

  • Approx. Lat 34.73612 Long 113.4570 - based on visual identification of the Xingguo-2 site in maps/satellite imagery, - tmciolek, 1 Sep 2013.

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

11. Date-early

MBM chrono-tag 0667-99c - tmciolek 1 Sep 2013
0667-99c 0700-32c 0733-66c 0767-99c 0800-32c 0833-66c 0867-99c 0900-32c 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

MBM chrono-tag 1200=> - tmciolek 1 Sep 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

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18. Known monks and nuns associated with this monastery

19. Available Printed Literature

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