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Bailin Temple, Shijiazhuang

(3.7/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Pagoda of Bailin Temple, is located in Shijiazhuang, Zhao County, Hebei province, China. It is an octagonal-based brick Chinese pagoda built in 1330 during the reign of Emperor Wenzong, ruler of the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368).Bailin MonasteryThe Bailin Monastery surrounding the pagoda, was built in the second century CE, and called Guan Yin Monastery. Its most prominent abbot was the famous Chan master Zhaozhou , who is well known for the Mu-koan.The temple was in ruin long before 1949. In 1988, Jing Hui was persuaded to take over the Hebei Buddhist Association, and start rebuilding Bailin Monastery. Jing Hui is a student and dharma successor of Hsu Yun, but has also adopted the Humanistic Buddhism of Taixu.PagodaThe seven story pagoda stands at a height of about 40 m, built on a stone foundation. The lower section of the pagoda is a brick sumeru pedestal, which features two rows of intricate carvings that include artwork of musicians, celestial guardians, animals, and peonies. The first story of this solid brick pagoda features a facade of doors and windows, as well as columns, rafters, and brackets. Above this are seven tiers of eaves.
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  • The Visit was very interesting and the various Temples and beliefs strange but adds to one's understanding of the various cultures.. Be prepared for many hours on your feet and heavy traffic all over ...  more »
  • 柏林禅寺绝对值得一去。我老家的乡就叫柏林乡,所以我对这个禅寺就格外感到亲切。寺院有一个辽代的佛塔,还有一座高大的万佛大殿。  more »
  • 曾经参加活动,在这里挂单3天,体验和尚的生活,这个寺院留宿女众的条件还算不错的,吃的也很好,不过我毕竟既不信佛又不习惯和尚的生活,总觉得吃完了很快就会很饿 早上听早课真辛苦啊,完全听不懂,5点开始还很困,一会儿站着一会儿跪一下  more »