"HE HUA TEMPLE AMSTERDAM......" China Town Tip by eden_teuling

China Town, Amsterdam: 26 reviews and 37 photos

  HE HUA TEMPLE AMSTERDAM CHINA TOWN.....
by eden_teuling
 
 

VENERABLE MASTER HSING YUN.

He is a great proclaimer of Humanistic Buddhism.
He has written many books on the subject and he has founded several organisations, among which 3 Buddhist universities and clinics that renders free medical help. Human being and human existence are central to Humanistic Buddhism but there are no essential differences with other and traditional Buddhist schools.

Humanistic Buddhism integrates spiritual practice with all aspects of our daily lives.
This is realised through the following aims expressed by Master Hsing Yun himself:

* to pratise fellowship and selflessness
to emphasize spiritual practice in daily life
* to give joy to others and to experienmce joy
yourself
* to use suitable means to help others
* to cherish the universal wish to save all
sentient being.

GUAN YIN has many diffent attributes in her hands and they all are symbols of the ways . means with which she comes to the rescue of people.

On each side of Guan Yin is a statue, one of WEI TUO and one of QIE-LAN, the legendary protectors of Buddhism.

On the walls of this hall are many tablets with pictures of GUAN YIN.

The repetion of this picture and the great number shows that the DHARMA, the principles / the faith of BUDDHA is everywhere to be found.

For more information or a GUIDED TOUR, please contact one of the NUNS of VOLUNTEERS present at the temple.

And on March 13th, the day of the VT meeting in Amsterdam, we discovered this very special place, a real surprise......very worthwhile of your visit.

There is still a bit more to tell you, so please follow me to the next TIP......

Address: Zeedijk 106 - 118 1012 BB Amsterdam
Directions: city centre
othercontact: fax +31(0)20 420 4100
Phone: +31(0)20 420 2357
Website: http://www.amsterdam.info/chinatown/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 14, 2004
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