Rising from Shanxi Province like a three-dimensional mandala, the soaring peaks of Wutai Shan ("Five-terrace Mountain") have inspired pilgrims and travelers for almost two millennia. A striking terrain of towering emerald forests, wraith-like mists and crenellated ridges, this consecrated and secluded site is said to be the spiritual home of Wenshu Pusa, Bodhisattva of Wisdom. It is one of the most venerable and important Buddhist sanctuaries in China, yet still remains relatively little known in the West. Christoph Baumer has traveled extensively in the Wutai Shan region, and here offers the first comprehensive account of the cradle of Chinese Buddhism. In his remarkable new travelogue, 300 luminous photographs capture the unique spirituality of the 60 monasteries which straddle the complex. Charting festivals, rituals, pilgrimages, and the daily life of the monks, abbots, and abbesses, China's Holy Mountain is both a splendid introduction to the history of Buddhism in East Asia and an evocative and lavishly-illustrated gazetteer of the monasteries and sacred artifacts themselves. It will be an indispensable resource for students of Asian religion and philosophy, with further appeal to general readers.
Christoph Baumer has travelled extensively in the Wutai Shan region, and here offers the first comprehensive account of the cradle of Chinese Buddhism.
Author: Christoph Baumer
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
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ideas entertained by the Chinese of their holy mountain , and those held by the
other nations of pagandom respecting their sacred mounts , the local transcripts
During the ceremonies , the holy mountain becomes entirely new , more sacred
and closer in the minds of worshippers . As for the majority of the people , these
activities bring them great comfort and their behavior is rectified , in particular ...
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Mount Tai – The Venice of Holy Mountains A glorious Saturday comes, the holy
mountain that is practically on my doorstep beckons, yet it's difficult to let go of
worldly thoughts and mundane things such as that matter of planning and ...
Author: Jacob Lotinga
China's Holy Mountains Priests and Pilgrims of the Sacred Heights 1 BY
BERNARD LLEWELLYN ! CLIMBING up a heavenly ladder , early one Hua in
Anhwei , and Putu , which gives its name morning , I met a priest who looked just
to a lovely ...
By the tenth century CE, Mount Wutai had become a major pilgrimage site within the emerging culture of a distinctively Chinese Buddhism. Famous as the abode of the bodhisattva Ma�ju r (known for his habit of riding around the mountain on a lion), the site in northeastern China�s Shanxi Province was transformed from a wild area, long believed by Daoists to be sacred, into an elaborate complex of Buddhist monasteries. In Building a Sacred Mountain, Wei-Cheng Lin traces the confluence of factors that produced this transformation and argues that monastic architecture, more than texts, icons, relics, or pilgrimages, was the key to Mount Wutai�s emergence as a sacred site. Departing from traditional architectural scholarship, Lin�s interdisciplinary approach goes beyond the analysis of forms and structures to show how the built environment can work in tandem with practices and discourses to provide a space for encountering the divine. For more information: http://arthistorypi.org/books/building-a-sacred-mountain
The Buddhist Architecture of China's Mount Wutai Wei-Cheng Lin ...
domesticating the foreign religion in China's territory.32 More specifically,
establishing Mount Wutai as the sacred abode of an important bodhisattva
helped reorient China in ...
Author: Wei-Cheng Lin
Publisher: University of Washington Press
It is the “ Holy Land ” of the Chinese because it was the birth - place and home of
Confucius and Mencius and their graves are carefully treasured there to this day .
Mt. T'ai , the most sacred mountain of China is in the center of the province .
Author: United States. Department of State
When October comes , the first frost will fall on the peaks and ridges in the
Paradise Valley , and bring the forests under the snow line a gorgeous autumnal
cover . Mo'erduo Holy Mountain Mount Mo'erduo is named after the general who
For Centuries, China's holy mountains were protected by Taoist and BUCdhist
monastries and the respect of the pilgrims who visited them. Now, in the ... o
climb some of the great and T ancient sacred mountains of China is to risk life
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Includes selections from the daily bulletins of the China Information Committee.
Ted were China's South Sacred Mountain Many thousands of pilgrims ,
particularly the aged , still find their way to the historic holy land of Hengshan
from every part of South China to pray for their nation's salvation and for the
protection of their ...
8 THE HOLY MOUNTAIN ot far from the birthplace of Confucius lies the Holy
Mountain T'aishan , the Chinese Olympus . This mountain stands out from the
oldest times of Chinese history , the highest peak in an extensive mountain range
Author: Richard Wilhelm
- A lively, graphic, full-color guidebook to this fascinating nation. - Color photography and archival and other illustrations throughout - Intelligent, opinionated writing by Christopher Knowles. - Solid travel reportage on every region punctuated by lively sidebars on Tibetan Buddhism, jade, the Great Wall, the Cultural Revolution, and other aspects of local color, culture, and history--with loads of fascinating trivia; zingy captions. - What to see and do, plus recommended tours. - Special rating system identifying not-to-be-missed sights. - To-the-point reviews of dining and lodging, plus a guide to Chinese cuisine. - Key planning information. - Over 20 detailed maps and plans. - Comprehensive destination/topic index.
The 17th - century town gate of Shanhaiguan , inscribed : " First Pass Under
Heaven "一下 Sacred peaks The five holy mountains represent the five directions
sacred to the Chinese ( north , south , east , west , and center ) , hence the link
Author: Christopher Knowles
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING Conquer the " moly Mountain " by Ting Te - liang of a
certain unit of the Chinese People's ... Decision In the spring of this year , our
mapping and surveying team went to the " Holy Mountain " to carry out a task .
Author: United States. Consulate General (Hong Kong, China)
Trips to Taishan ( the Sacred Mountain of China ) and Chufu , the home of
Confucius , may be arranged from Tsinan , if so desired . In this connection , see
Taianfu . Caution should be taken against attempting to travel on the Shantung
Author: Paul Hutchinson
GLOBAL VISION Songshan Mt . is one of the five holy mountains in China . In
ancient time it was named Waifang Mt . , Chonggao Mt . , Yueshan Mt . And
Songshan Mt . Etc . . It was decided to be the central mountain in the Han
Although the topic of Chinese sacred mountains has attracted much attention in
recent years , there has surprisingly been no attempt in any European language
to provide a comprehensive study , or even detailed summary , of the evolution ...
Author: James Robson
We have already mentioned Minya Konka and Wa Shan , and there are other
sacred mountains in eastern Tibet or Sikang . Near Ya - an is a sacred mountain
on which there are several Buddhist temples . It resembles Mount Omei in that
Author: David Crockett Graham
239The " marchmount alp ” is Heng shan , or Heng Mountain , one of the Five
Holy Marchmounts of China ( Wu yue ) . It is alternately known as the Southern
Marchmount ( Nan yue ) . The remaining four marchmounts are the Eastern ...
Author: James Morris Hargett
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
The next morning we took the bus to Tai'an , a city of several million at the foot of
China's holy mountain . We paid three yuan ( one dollar ) for a trip which lasted
almost three hours and could have been advertised as a fifty - dollar scenic tour ...
Author: Ingrid Rogers