City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, Ukiah

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The City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas is an international Buddhist community and monastery founded by Hsuan Hua, an important figure in Western Buddhism. It is one of the first Chinese Zen Buddhist temples in the United States, and one of the largest Buddhist communities in the Western Hemisphere.The city is situated in Talmage, Mendocino County, California, about 2mi east of Ukiah, and 110 miles (180 km) north of San Francisco. It was one of the first Buddhist monasteries built in the United States. The temple follows the Guiyang Ch'an School, one of the five houses of classical Chinese Ch'an. The city is noted for its close adherence to the vinaya, the austere traditional Buddhist monastic code.HistoryThe Dharma Realm Buddhist Association purchased the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas site in 1974 and established an international center there by 1976. In 1979, the Third Threefold Ordination Ceremony at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas was held where monks from China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and the US transmitted the precepts. It was considered unique as it represented both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions.
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  • August 8, 2017
    beautiful and magical place.you must go there to understand. Such sweet kind nice caring people.truly amazing  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    We had been here on a Sunday and spent almost an entire day. The place is calm and peaceful. One will love the way peacocks and peahens roam around as free birds. There is also a vegetarian restaurant...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    There's no mistaking the entrance to The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. When you enter, you feel like you are in a new town, because you pretty much are. This hospital-turned-Buddhist-community has res...  more »
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  • March 26, 2017
    I really loved this place, for it is a serene place to get away from the city. There are also many peacocks on the sprawling property .
  • April 8, 2017
    The perfect place for all the beings. Plus, best restaurant around town
  • December 30, 2016
    Very solemn place. Lots of beautiful peacock around the area.
  • November 14, 2016
    A very special place. Master Hua's teachings are timeless.
  • January 13, 2017
    Most amazing place on planet Earth

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