Shandao Temple

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Coordinates: 25°02′44″N 121°31′29″E / 25.04556°N 121.52472°E / 25.04556; 121.52472

Shandao Temple
善導寺
Shandao Temple.jpg
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism
Location
LocationDa'an, Taipei, Taiwan
Architecture
Architectural typeTemple
Completed1926[1]
Website
http://www.shandaotemple.org.tw/index.htm

The Shandao Temple (Chinese: 善導寺; pinyin: Shàndǎosì) is a temple in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Taipei.[2]

History[edit]

Shandao Temple was built in Japanese rule period. It was called Jōdo-shū Taihoku Betsu-in (淨土宗臺北別院), which was a branch temple of Jōdo-shū.

Transportation[edit]

Shandao Temple is accessible within walking distance East from Shandao Temple Station of the Taipei Metro.

Activity[edit]

Two main Buddhist religious assemblies are held every month-The Eight Precepts Ceremony(八關齋戒法會) and Samadhi Water Repentance Ceremony (慈悲三昧水懺法會). Major ceremonies also take place throughout a year including Chinese Lunar New Year Blessing Ceremony (新春祈福法會), Emperor Liang Repentance Service (梁皇寶懺法會), Buddha's birthday (浴佛節), The Ullambana Ceremony (盂蘭盆節), Avalokiteśvara Service Ceremony (觀音成道法會), Amitabha Dharma Service Ceremony(彌陀法會)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shandao Temple (Monastery) - 台灣大百科全書 Encyclopedia of Taiwan". Taiwanpedia.culture.tw. 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  2. ^ "Shandao temple - 善導寺: Things to do in Taipei". Iwannagothere.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09.