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Chuang Yen Monastery, Carmel

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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  • The Monastery is very peaceful, serene and calm place to visit. Since you must take your shoes off to enter the Monastery you may want to bring your own slippers. You can walk around the garden (make ...  read more »
  • Went there to see it, heard all about it from a friend. Out there in the country on a winding road, you come upon a big, big, boulder marked Chuang Yen Monastery. You drive up and around to see this b...  read more »
  • Exceeded expectations! We went because we saw that the organization had a free afternoon lecture on the early female Buddhist poets. Not something that comes up often! The lecture was accessible to th...  read more »
  • I visited for the first time today (July 10, 2016). It is peaceful, tranquil and promotes unity and happiness. I was transfixed with the surroundings and how beautiful it was and how well they kept their property. I visited the Big Buddha and shared some prayers outside the Hall. Can you tell me the significance of the 18 statues that lead to the Great Buddha Hall? I also got to say 'Hello' to the elephants at the top of the walkway. They are my spirit animal and they give me strength, prosperity and keep me safe. I plan to come back to visit regularly. Thank you all!
  • The place is amazing. Everyone should know the teachings of Buddha. Gautam Buddha's birthplace is in India. Unfortunately we did not see any art, heritage or even language of India. The Chiniese and West now a days belongs Buddha rather than India. The question in my mind- why India expatriate Buddha?
  • An absolutely beautiful and quiet place to visit with Buddhist teachings. You can participate in prayer and just be at peace. They're not open during the winter months so do some research before you get there.
  • Did not have wifi and the statue of buddha was way to big. On the pkus side nice lawn.
  • Buddhist temple in Upstate NY. Houses one of the larger Buddha statues I've seen in the east coast. Generally very quiet and serene. Vegetarian meals are available for a decent price. A gift shop is located on the side for all your tourist needs as well.
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