12 Brazilians visit Longquan Monastery

From:Voice of Longquan     Author:English Team     Time:2017-08-22 09:08:19
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On August 20th, Longquan Monastery welcomed 12 Brazilian guests from Confucius Institute in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The guests had a general tour through the monastery, experienced monastic life personally and had an conversation with Master Xian’en.

On August 20th, Longquan Monastery welcomed 12 Brazilian guests from Confucius Institute in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The guests had a general tour through the monastery, experienced monastic life personally and had an conversation with Master Xian’en. During this tour, the guests were impressed by the advanced technology applied with religious study, which spread the spirit of Buddhism to people: compassion, peace and humanity.

The guests visited the buildings around the monastery, such as Animation Center, dormitories and Jianxing Hall. Also, they had a close look at Jisheng Pagoda. Jisheng Pagoda buries the ashes of the first abbot of Longquan Monastery, Ven. Master Jisheng. They walked around the Pagoda clockwise for three times to feel the history of the monastery.

After the tour, guests experienced the vegetarian lunch in the monastery. During the lunch, they ate the food with concentration and silence by following the chanting, felt the power of mindfulness and were impressed by the taste of the monastic food.

One of them cried after finished the lunch, full of joy and happiness. He thought he was a Buddhist, but after seeing all those things happening in Longquan Monastery, he realized what is a true Buddhist. “This place is so beautiful” He said and hoped he will come back again.


Then, guests visited Translation Center in Sanhui Hall. They watched a documentary about the monastery and two cartoons about Xian’er, the robot monk. After that, Master Xian’en shared “To Understand Chinese Han Buddhism Through the Architecture” with them, through which they got to know the delicate structures of Han Buddhism Architecture. At the end of the conversation, Master Xian’en guided a sitting meditation for 5 minutes. Everyone experienced the inner peace that Buddhism brings. 

The tour finished with a picture of everyone in front of Sanhui Hall. The guests left the monastery pleasantly. Longquan Monastery becomes a spiritual media between people from all over the world and makes our heart closer and closer. 

Editor:Summer
Tags:Brazilian guests, Confucius Institute, Longquan Monastery

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