Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery | 龙口南山香水庵

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Located in China’s Shandong Province, the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery was originally built during the Ming Dynasty from 1621-1627 A.D. It was badly damaged towards the end of the Qing Dynasty at the beginning of the 1900s. The nunnery was rebuilt in 1999 as part of the Longkou Nanshan Scenic Area development project.

Initially, it was called the Xiangshui (Water Burble) Nunnery (响水庵). It got its name from the sound of the steady burble of water flowing from the mouth of a carved dragon on a big stone wall that used to be next to the nunnery.

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Location of Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery in Longkou Scenic Area. Click to enlarge.

Location of Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery in Longkou Scenic Area (click to enlarge)

 

Legend of Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery

Ming Emperor Mingxizong (1605-1627)

Ming Emperor Mingxizong (1605-1627)
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During the Ming dynasty, a wealthy Han family lived in the area. They had a daughter named Qiaoyun (巧云). She was a bright girl and had a very good memory. She could remember everything that she learned without much effort.

At a very young age, Qiaoyun was already inclined towards Buddhism. When it was time for her to be married, she refused because she wanted only to study and practice the Dharma. Since she was quite adamant, her parents decided to build a nunnery for her. That way she could continue her practice in peace and her parents could visit her whenever they wished. Furthermore, there were not many nunneries in the area.

According to the locals, with her quick wit and bravery Qiaoyun had saved many lives in the village before she was ordained a nun. At one point, the village was used as a rebel base to train kidnapped men to overthrow the Emperor. The rebels started a ruse and said that the disappearances of the men were due to a curse on the village.

However, Qiaoyun saw through it and managed to disrupt the rebels’ insidious plan; thus, saving the villagers and the Ming Court. Since then, everyone in the area regarded Qiaoyun as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy or also known as the Buddha of Compassion who took rebirth as a human returning to liberate people from suffering.

When the Nanshan Group rebuilt the nunnery on the same site in 1999, a fragrant scent dispersed from the old structure of the nunnery when it was pulled down. That was how the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery derived its new name.

Currently, there are 4 nuns living in the nunnery who are also the care takers. They are under the administration of Nanshan Temple in Nanshan Scenic Area.

 

The Significance of Fragrant Scent in Buddhism

Xilin Monastery (西琳寺) built by Master Huiyong in year 377 in Lushan, Jiangxi Province

Xilin Monastery (西琳寺) built by Master Huiyong in year 377 in Lushan, Jiangxi Province

In Buddhist practice, a fragrant scent is often associated with Buddhist practitioners who are highly attained and hold their vows very strictly. During the Jin Dynasty (265-460 AD), a fragrant scent which lasted for 7 days lingered on after the passing of a Chinese monk called Master Huiyong (慧永大师) at the age of 83.

The mummified body of Master Wuji, currently housed in Soji-ji Temple in Yokohama, Japan

The mummified body of Master Wuji, currently housed in Soji-ji Temple in Yokohama, Japan (click to enlarge)

The stupa containing the holy body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

The stupa containing the holy body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen
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Chinese high monk, Master Wuji (无际大师)’s naturally mummified body as a result of self-preparation and meditation prior to death still disperses a fragrant scent after more than a thousand years. He passed away in 790 AD.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the fragrant scent is also related to pure moral discipline. A famous example is Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen (1619–1656), who was a close disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and well-known for holding his vows. After his passing in 1656, Dulzin Drakpa Gyaltsen’s body was placed in a stupa at Tsunmo Tsel Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet. During renovations in the 1900s when his body was removed from the stupa, a fragrant scent permeated through the entire place as a sign of his pure moral discipline.

 

Hundred Children Prayer Hall (百子堂)

The entrance of the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

The entrance of the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

Inside Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery there is the main prayer hall, the Four Heavenly Kings Hall, the Sutra Library, Drum Tower, Hundred Children Prayer Hall, etc. Of the many halls in the nunnery, the most famous hall is the Hundred Children Prayer Hall.

The Guan Yin who grants children in Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery

The Guan Yin who grants children in Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery

Installed at the Hundred Children Prayer Hall is the form of Guan Yin (also known as the Goddess of Mercy or the Buddha of Compassion) who grants children. As the founder of the nunnery, Qiaoyun, is said to be the emanation of Guan Yin, the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery is therefore, closely related to Guan Yin. The miracles people experienced here are also said to be miracles performed by Guan Yin. During the prayer festival in Longkou Scenic Area, many people come here to pray for children, and many have had their prayers answered.

Clay statues of children in different styles and depictions in the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

Clay children statues in different styles and depictions in the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

There are 100 statues of children depicted in many forms in the Hundred Children Prayer Hall. After saying their prayers, worshippers will tie a red string around the neck of the clay child statue they have chosen with the hope that they will soon have a child. After their wishes are granted, they will return to the temple to make offerings to Guan Yin as a gesture of appreciation.

 

Guan Yin Tradition in China

Lotus Sutra

Lotus Sutra (click to enlarge)

Guan Yin’s veneration was introduced into China around the 2nd or 3rd century. There are at least seven Sutras that are related to Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara), namely: (1) Amitayurdhyana Sutra; (2) Infinite Life Sutra; (3) Mahakarunikacitta Sutra; (4) Karandavyuha Sutra; (5) Heart Sutra; (6) Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Heart Dharani Sutra; and (7) the Lotus Sutra.

A Chinese depiction of Guan Yin holding an infant

A Chinese depiction of Guan Yin holding an infant (click to enlarge)

Guan Yin depicted in male form

Guan Yin depicted in male form
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In the Lotus Sutra, it is said that there are 33 forms of Guan Yin, of which 7 are female manifestations. Apart from relieving the sufferings of all sentient beings, Guan Yin also has the power to grant children.

Originally, Guan Yin in China was depicted in a male form prior to the Song Dynasty (960–1279 AD). Later, Guan Yin was depicted in both genders in accordance with the Lotus Sutra. It was not until the 14th century that Guan Yin was presented in an all-female form, as compassion, Guan Yin’s main quality, is often associated with the female attribute in China. To further emphasise the power of granting children and motherly love, Guan Yin in China is often portrayed as a beautiful, white-robed woman holding an infant.

The representation of Guan Yin in male and female forms demonstrate to us that gender is not important as the ultimate reality is in emptiness. A Bodhisattva will manifest according to the need and situation in order to liberate all sentient beings from suffering.

 

The 33 Manifestations of Guan Yin

1. Willow Leaf Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

1. Willow Leaf Guan Yin
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2. Dragon Head Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

2. Dragon Head Guan Yin
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3. Sutra Holding Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

3. Sutra Holding Guan Yin
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4. Complete Halo Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

4. Complete Halo Guan Yin
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5. Wandering Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

5. Wandering Guan Yin
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6. White robe Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

6. White robe Guan Yin
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7. Lotus Seated Guan Yin

7. Lotus Seated Guan Yin
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8. Gush Seeing Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

8. Gush Seeing Guan Yin
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9. Joy Giving Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

9. Joy Giving Guan Yin
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10. Fish Basket Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

10. Fish Basket Guan Yin
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11. Virtuous King Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

11. Virtuous King Guan Yin
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12. Water Moon Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

12. Water Moon Guan Yin
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13. Single Petal Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

13. Single Petal Guan Yin
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14. Blue Neck Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

14. Blue Neck Guan Yin
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15. Majestic Virtue Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

15. Majestic Virtue Guan Yin
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16. Life Lengthening Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

16. Life Lengthening Guan Yin
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All Treasures Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

17. All Treasures Guan Yin
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18. Rock Enclave Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

18. Rock Enclave Guan Yin
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19. Tranquility Guan Yin
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20. Anuda Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

20. Anuda Guan Yin
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21. Amate Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

21. Amate Guan Yin
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22. Leaf Cloaked Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

22. Leaf Cloaked Guan Yin
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23. Colored Glaze Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

23. Coloured Glaze Guan Yin
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24. Tara Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

24. Tara Guan Yin
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25. Clam Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

25. Clam Guan Yin
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26. Six Period Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

26. Six Period Guan Yin
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27. Universal Compassion Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

27. Universal Compassion Guan Yin
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28. Lady Ma Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

28. Lady Ma Guan Yin
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29. Clasped Palms Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

29. Clasped Palms Guan Yin
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30. Oneness Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

30. Oneness Guan Yin
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31. Non dual Guan Yin (click to enlarge)

31. Non dual Guan Yin
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32. Lotus Holding Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

32. Lotus Holding Guan Yin
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33. Water Sprinkling Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

33. Water Sprinkling Guan Yin
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How to get there

By air

From Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Wuhan to Yantai International Airport.

By Bus

Once in Yantai, you can take a coach from the coach station near Yantai Train Station to Longkou City. The journey will take less than two hours.

When you arrive in Longkou City, you can take bus number 5 or bus number 105 from Longkou Train Station or coach station to Longkou Scenic Area.

By Taxi

You can also take a taxi from Longkou City to Longkou Scenic Area easily.

Opening hours
7.30am – 6.00pm

Admission Fees
Adult: RMB120 (approximately USD18)
Children below 1.3 metre: Free admission

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Different forms of Guan Yin

Another form of Guan Yin

Heavenly King

Heavenly King

Maitreya Buddha

Maitreya Buddha

 


 

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香水庵位于中国山东省的龙口南山风景区。原来的香水庵建于明朝天启年间(公元1621-1627年)。那时候的香水庵叫做响水庵,主要是因为寺院的旁边有个石壁,石壁上面刻了条巨龙,巨龙的口日夜都在流水,声响之大数里之外都可听到。可惜的是在明末由于战乱,寺破观残,只留下些残垣断壁。在1999年香水庵因为龙口风景区计划而进行重修。

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Location of Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery in Longkou Scenic Area. Click to enlarge.

香水庵在龙口南山风景区的所在位置。(点击放大)

 

香水庵的传说

Ming Emperor Mingxizong (1605-1627)

明熹宗皇帝(1605-1627年)
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相传明朝时期这里有一韩姓大户, 家里有个女儿名巧云。巧云天生聪颖,学习诗书过目不忘并且自幼非常喜欢佛法。成年以后她坚持舍俗出家。由于当地的庙宇不多,父母因此自资建了香水庵好让女儿修行,同时也方便常去探望。

据当地人说,巧云在未出家前,村子的男丁被皇帝身边的宦官绑架,以便暗中训练造反军队。反军设计让村民以为村子被诅咒,幸好机智的巧云识破了反军的技俩救了村民们,也解除了朝廷的危难。自此之后,大家都说巧云是观音菩萨的化身。

1999年,在重修响水庵因拆除旧大殿时,一股香气扑鼻,响水庵因此改名为香水庵。

目前,香水庵内共有四名驻庵僧尼,负责打理庵内的大小事务。

 

香气在佛教的意义

Xilin Monastery (西琳寺) built by Master Huiyong in year 377 in Lushan, Jiangxi Province

慧永大师在公元377年于江西省庐山境内建立了西琳寺

香气在经典中常用来比喻修行者的修行和持戒之德。晋朝(公元265-460年)的慧永大师在83岁圆寂后一股香气持续了七天才散去。

The mummified body of Master Wuji, currently housed in Soji-ji Temple in Yokohama, Japan

目前供奉在日本横滨市鹤见区曹洞宗总部的无际大师的不朽肉身 (点击放大)

The stupa containing the holy body of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen

杜津扎巴坚赞的遗体就供奉在这座佛塔内
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无际大师在公元790年圆寂。至今千余年后大师的肉身依然没有腐坏的迹象也还发出阵阵香气。

在藏传佛教中,香气与纯洁的德行息息相关。杜津扎巴坚赞是宗喀巴大师的其中一名很亲近的弟子,他严格持戒的德行最让人津津乐道。杜津扎巴坚赞于1656年圆寂,圣体就供在西藏拉萨市的尊木采寺内。上个世纪90年代,人们整修佛塔时将杜津扎巴坚赞圣体移出的瞬间,一股清新的戒香顿时弥漫着整个空间。

 

香水庵内神圣的百子堂

The entrance of the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

百子堂的入口处

香水庵内有大雄宝殿、天王殿、藏经阁、鼓楼、百子堂等。其中最为有名的是百子堂。

香水庵和大慈大悲的观音菩萨有着密切的关系。据说建立香水庵的巧云就是观音菩萨的化身,朝拜者也在香水庵感应到观音菩萨的帮助。

The Guan Yin who grants children in Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery

供奉在香水庵内的送子观音

供奉在香水庵内的就是在中国非常普遍的送子观音。龙口风景区每年的庙会都有许多人前来百子堂求子,其中有不少人如愿得子。

Clay children statues in different styles and depictions in the Hundred Children Prayer Hall

百子堂内各种风格与面貌的泥塑孩童

在送子观音身边围绕的是100尊造型各异的泥塑孩童。前来的信徒在许愿后会在选上的孩童颈上结上红绳等待愿望实现。得子后信徒们都会来此还愿以示感激。

 

中国的观音信仰

Lotus Sutra

妙法莲华经 (点击放大)

观音菩萨大概是在二或三世纪传入中国。在众多佛教经典中,最少有七部和观音有关。1)佛说观无量寿佛经;2)无量寿经;3)千手千眼观世音菩萨广大圆满无碍大悲心陀罗尼经;4)佛说大乘庄严宝王经;5)心经;6)佛说十一面观世音神咒经;7)妙法莲华经。

A Chinese depiction of Guan Yin holding an infant

送子观音图
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Guan Yin depicted in male form

观音以男相示现
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妙法莲花经里讲述了观音有三十三法相,其中七个法相为女性。妙法莲华经中也提到观音救苦救难的大愿还有送子的能力。中国在宋朝以前(公元960-1279年)的观音都是以男相示现。之后就出现了男或女相。直到公元14世纪,中国的观音才完全以女相示现,其主要原因是在中华文化中,慈悲较常与女性特质联系。观音在中国常以温柔优雅、身穿白袍、手抱孩童的女相示现,强调观音送子的能力。

观音以男女法相示现的特质无疑是在告诉我们空性与证悟是超越性别的。为了救度众生,菩萨会依据情况所需而示现不同的身相。

 

观音三十三法相

1. Willow Leaf Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

1. 杨柳观音
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2. Dragon Head Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

2. 龙头观音
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3. Sutra Holding Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

3. 持经观音
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4. Complete Halo Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

4. 圆光观音
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5. Wandering Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

5. 游戏观音
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6. White robe Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

6. 白衣观音
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7. Lotus Seated Guan Yin

7. 莲卧观音
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8. Gush Seeing Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

8. 泷见观音
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9. Joy Giving Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

9. 施药观音
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10. Fish Basket Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

10. 鱼篮观音
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11. Virtuous King Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

11. 德王观音
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12. Water Moon Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

12.水月观音
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13. Single Petal Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

13. 一叶观音
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14. Blue Neck Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

14. 青颈观音
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15. Majestic Virtue Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

15. 威德观音
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16. Life Lengthening Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

16. 延命观音
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All Treasures Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

17. 众宝观音
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18. Rock Enclave Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

18. 岩户观音
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19. 能净观音
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20. Anuda Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

20. 阿耨观音
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21. Amate Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

21. 阿摩提观音
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22. Leaf Cloaked Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

22. 叶衣观音
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23. Colored Glaze Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

23. 琉璃观音
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24. Tara Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

24. 多罗尊观音
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25. Clam Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

25. 蛤蜊观音
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26. Six Period Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

26. 六时观音
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27. Universal Compassion Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

27. 普悲观音
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28. Lady Ma Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

28. 马郎妇观音
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29. Clasped Palms Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

29. 合掌观音
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30. Oneness Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

30. 一如观音
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31. Non dual Guan Yin (click to enlarge)

31. 不二观音
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32. Lotus Holding Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

32. 持莲观音
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33. Water Sprinkling Guan Yin (Click to enlarge)

33. 洒水观音
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如何前往龙口南山风景区

飞机

从北京、上海、哈尔滨、武汉直飞到烟台国际机场

巴士

从烟台市,可到靠近烟台火车站的巴士站乘坐巴士到龙口市,路程不到两个小时。
抵达龙口市后,可在龙口火车站或客车站乘坐5号或10号公车到龙口南山风景区。

的士

从龙口市也可以乘坐的士到龙口南山风景区

开放时间
上午7时30分至下午5时

门票
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更多的图片

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Different forms of Guan Yin

Another form of Guan Yin

Heavenly King

Heavenly King

Maitreya Buddha

弥勒佛

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Dec 4, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    This article is all about the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery as known as the Xiangshui (Water Burble) Nunnery which is located in China’s Shandong Province where it was originally built during the Ming Dynasty.
    Beautiful story of Qiaoyun who was considered as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy to many who took rebirth as a human returning to release the suffering of people.Thank you so much for the informative article ad beautiful pictures.

  2. Sally on Oct 2, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us the story of this temple and also the many forms of Kuan Yin. Buddhas sometimes appear in a human form to give us teachings and guide us in our spiritual practice. When we have faith in the Three Jewels, there will be hope and the suffering we are going through will become nothing.

    In this story, Qiaoyun was born in a rich family but she gave up her comfort and choose to live simply and practice Dharma. In our modern time, we are so degenerate that we think people who choose to become ordained are people who are running away from their problems, who are losers in their lives.

    The truth is, many ordained people are hight qualified people who are very successful in their secular lives. For example, Ven. Helmut Gassner, Ven. Dhammananda. It takes a lot of merits to be ordained, it is not as simple as just walk it and get your head shaved.

  3. Ummamageswari on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you so much for this article.This article is all about the Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery as known as the Xiangshui (Water Burble) Nunnery which is located in China’s Shandong Province where it was originally built during the Ming Dynasty.

    In Buddhist practice, a fragrant scent is often associated with Buddhist practitioners who are highly attained and hold their vows very strictly. Everyone is welcomed there. Thank you.

  4. Pastor Albert on Jun 10, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    During the conservation cultures in the dynasties eras, it is not easy for a person to reject getting married and wanted to be ordained, being it male or female, every parents always wanted their children to get married and have a good family with lots of children, it is something crazy when a person say they don’t want to be married. Even in today world where the technology is so advance, parents still cannot accept their children wanted to get ordained, more over in the olden days. So Qiaoyun may have went through a lot of difficulties in order for her parents to agree to build a nunnery for her to practice Dharma.

    I have heard Kuan Yin has many forms and Kuan Yin is not a stranger to us as most of us who lived in Malaysia has been taught about Kuan Yin from the many platforms as we grow up, but most of the forms mentioned here, it is the first time Im hearing these names. Indeed Kuan Yin is very compassionate, and he can manifest in any forms in order to educate the sentient beings and bring them to enlightenment, Kuan Yin is also known as Kuan Shi Yin, Kuan means observing / listening, Shi means all the sentient beings in Samsara, Yin means voices, so it means that Kuan Yin is always listening to the voices of the sentient beings and ever ready to help them to get enlightenment. From here, we can see how compassionate Kuan Yin is and how much he willing to do in order to teach us Dharma, hence, he will manifest different forms and many forms according to the time and situation that is needed.

  5. Samfoonheei on May 30, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Interesting article on Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery and having a legend and history behind it. The courageous Qiaoyun (巧云) had saved many lives in the village before she was ordained a nun. Beautiful story of Qiaoyun who was considered as the emanation of Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy to many who took rebirth as a human returning to release the suffering of people.
    Good sharing and informative of the significance of fragrant scent in Buddhism. Beautiful pictures of Guan Yin which I truly loved it.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers team for this sharing.

  6. tan yong chean on May 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    for the part of another form of Guan Yin. there is some mistaken part. first of all, it is the four great bodhisattvas in Mahayana tradition which symbolized the four qualities which are compassion, wisdom, great vows, and great deeds. the one who sits on the lion with the jade RU YI is Manjushri. The one sitting on a white elephant with the lotus is Samantabhadra. the one wearing the monk robes sitting beside Guan Yin is Ksitigarbha. Secondly, for the Tian Wang part. It is actually called Wei Tuo Bodhisattva. Not Tian Wang. Tian Wang refers to the four heavenly kings only. Thank you!

  7. Tsa Tsa Ong on May 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    I really enjoyed reading about the history of this Xiangshui (Perfume) Nunnery. Didn’t know there are 33 Manifestations of Guan Yin. And the mummified body of Master Wuji, currently housed in Soji-ji Temple in Yokohama. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing such interesting history and pcitures of this Buddhist temple.🙏👍😘🌈💛

  8. Yee Yin on May 14, 2019 at 3:27 am

    In China, there are many stories of Buddha such as Guan Yin and Manjushri who often emanate themselves among us to help us and give us Dharma. Throughout the ancient history, many people converted to Buddhism or their faith in Dharma became stronger because of the miracles or the good deeds performed by the Buddhas.

    There was another story of Guan Yin emanating as Princess Miaoshan who was the daughter of King Miaozhuang in ancient China. She sacrificed her eye and arm in order to cure her father’s disease and then she died as a result of it. Because of her selfless act, she immediately became the Thousand-Arm and Thousand-Eye Guan Yin.

    Guan Yin is the most popular Bodhisattva worshipped by people in the Mahayana tradition. She is also very popular among Taoists. In Malaysia and Singapore, when a child is always sick, the parents will bring the child to a Guan Yin temple and made her the godmother of the child. Miraculously, the health condition of the child will improve after that.

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    Rejoice to those able to witness such an auspicious trance in Wisdom Hall at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong . A privilege for many fortunate ones, to witness to our Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and Karcho Marpo, via the Panglung oracle in full trance, which is very rare. The very first time opened to public and is a tremendous blessing and great merits for all. Panglung Kuten (oracle) was the most famous oracle of Kache Marpo and Dorje Shugden before 1959 in Tibet. Tibet has an ancient and popular tradition of oracles which involves Dharma Protector to descend into a human oracle. Panglung kuten is a very well-known oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech. Many people from Tibet, Nepal , India and over the world came to seek accurate prophecies, advise and healing from this well- known oracle. For me been able to watch the video is a blessing and pictures tells me a thousand words as I only came to know Kechara in 2016.
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    Many Dharma practitioners rely on Dharma protectors when they seek protection . Dharma protectors play various roles in different aspects of Buddhism . The practice of Dharma protectors has evolved through a long history in India and Tibet. In all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism history, various forceful spirits were tamed by great figures like Guru Rinpoche to become protectors of Buddhism. The purpose of this Dharma Protector practice is to remove obstacles and gather all favourable conditions for their spiritual practice. Within the Nyingma tradition they have Rahula as one of Dharma protectors, Ekajati as the main protector of the Dzogchen teachings while Dorje Shugden is Gelupa Dharma protector and there so many others dharma protectors been practice. Each of the wrathful forms of each protectors varies , depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard practitioners from dangers and enemies. Dharma protectors has benefited countless of sentient beings , granting protection wisdom, material needs and so forth.
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    In Tibetan Buddhism Begtse is believed to have originated in India. The practice entered Tibet with Nyen Lotsawa in the 11th century. As a protector deity that does battle with the forces of evil and the wicked and guards the righteous and faithful . His terrifying, monstrous face it appearance serves only to frighten demons and dark spirits away and serves as a beacon of justice as well as a guardian of wisdom to all who see and revere him. Their wrathful forms depicting their believed willingness to defend and guard everyone from dangers and enemies. Interesting read to understand better of this Dharma Protector.
    Thank you for this sharing.

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

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    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html

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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
Recitation of Medicine Buddha mantras during Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group ~Jacinta
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Recitation of Medicine Buddha mantras during Bird Liberation by Kechara Penang Study Group ~Jacinta
Paying homage to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and The Three Jewels by Ms. Leow. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Paying homage to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and The Three Jewels by Ms. Leow. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Lim offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Lim offered Serkym to Dorje Shugden on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights & incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to the puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights & incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to the puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG started our 2020 first weekend with Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 weeks ago
KISG started our 2020 first weekend with Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
1 month ago
Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
1 month ago
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
1 month ago
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
1 month ago
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Malabar spinach which is a herbal healer.
1 month ago
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Malabar spinach which is a herbal healer.
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
1 month ago
Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. This is Kangkung or water spinach.
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