Ordination Platform

发布日期:2010-06-12   字体大小:   


Shaolin Temple is the origin of Chan Buddhism as well as Vinaya Buddhism, and is well-known for its solemn precepts throughout the history. Far back in the Tang Dynasty, the temple had an Ordination Platform, and formed the tradition of imparting precepts. But due to various reasons since the late Qing Dynasty, the Ordination Platform was ruined. As a result, Shaolin Temple had not held large-scale Precept-imparting Ceremony over 300 years thereafter. To resume the Buddhist tradition, Shaolin Temple restored the Platform with reference to the style of ancient Ordination Platform from October, 2005 to August, 2006. The three three-storey new building is 26 meters high with a floor area of 1500 square meters, being the largest wooden Ordination Platform in China.

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