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Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China

There are more than 200 mountains in China, which have associations with Buddhism. Among them are the famous Buddhism’s Four Mountain Sanctuaries. They are the domains of Buddhism’s four most venerated Bodhisattvas. Mount Wutai of Shanxi Province is the domain of Manjusri, or the Universal Great Wisdom Bodhisattva. Mount Emei is Sichuan Province is the [...]

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Religious Belief

China is a country with a great diversity of religions, with over 100 million followers of the various faiths. The main religions are Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, China’s indigenous Taoism, along with Shamanism, Eastern Orthodo Islam x hristianity and the Naxi people’s Dongba religion. The Hui, Uygur, Kazak, Kirgiz, Tatar, Ozbek, Tajik, Dongxiang, Salar and Bonan [...]

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East Grove Temple

Built in AD 386 by a monk named Hui Yuan during the Jin Dynasty, This temple is located in the western area of Lushan. As an abbot in East Grove Temple for 36 years, he had a following of 1000 Shamen (or Buddhist monks). He led 123 learned monks and his favorite disciples to form [...]

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