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2006 Kuan Yin(Goddess of Mercy) Theme Festival, China

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    2006 Kuan Yin(Goddess of Mercy) Theme Festival, China Time: November 19th ¨C 29th, 2006 Place: Pu Tuo Shan, Zhejiang, China an event that truely cannot be
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 29, 2006
      2006 Kuan Yin(Goddess of Mercy) Theme Festival, China


      Time: November 19th ¨C 29th, 2006

      Place: Pu Tuo Shan, Zhejiang, China

      an event that truely cannot be missed! also held is 2006 Folk Art
      Fair as well as Seminar On Buddhist Arts & Crafts.

      Organized by:
      Zhoushan Government
      Putuo Shan Buddhist Association
      "All China Temple Net" Project(ACTN)-www.simiao.net
      China Religion Crafts Online Marketplace -www.zjypw.com


      Knowledge about Pu Tuo Shan:

      Pu Tuo Shan, the Buddhist sacred mountain of the east, is actually a
      mountainous island south of Shanghai and east of Ningbo. It is the
      home of the most popular bodhisattva of China - Guan Yin (Kuan Yin).
      The bodhisattva of compassion, she who hears the cries of the
      suffering, is the queen of Pu Tuo Shan, in Sanskrit she is known as
      Avalokitesvara. Here she rules supreme from the 100 foot tall statue
      of Guan Yin of the South Sea to a diminutive figure of her a small
      cave grotto, all of Pu Tuo Shan is devoted to her. Since Pu Tuo Shan
      is an island separated from the rest of China it has not seen the
      industrial development that characterizes the rest of China. It is
      still a rugged, forested island with little development and broad
      sandy beaches. The park-like atmosphere and numerous Buddhist
      temples give the island a peacefulness that can't be found on the
      mainland of China. Most activity on the island centers around the
      1000 year old Pu Ji Si (Temple of Universal Salvation) and the
      beautiful Hai Yin Pond that fronts the temple. From this central
      location most of the temples, scenic overlooks, and grottoes are an
      easy hike. The latest addition to Pu Tuo Shan's collection of
      temples is the new Nan Hai Guan Yin (South Sea Guan Yin) with its
      giant statue of Guan Yin, exquisite stone carvings, Buddhist art,
      and museum-like murals depicting the Guan Yin story. The islands
      many Chinese Buddhist temples and quiet atmosphere make it an ideal
      place to recuperate from the strains of travel in China and one of
      the best places to see the Buddhist temples of China.
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