Talk:List of Buddhist temples

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Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery[edit]

Is Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery somehow particularly notable? Is this self-promotion? Should we really try to list every temple in the world, or only notable ones? - Nat Krause 08:38, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)

What about the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas in Kyoto, which contains 1000 cypress life-size statues of Buddha standing, arranged in rows. They were covered with gold leaf, parts of which have worn off with time. They are about 900-1000 years old, and some are black with age. What would be the Japanese name for this temple? Ancheta Wis 11:23, 9 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Re: Japanese temples[edit]

I searched for Ryoanji and found nothing, so I started an article on the temple. Then I discovered this page...

My question is about the romanization of temple names. Why are some given with a dash before the ji (as in Ryoan-ji) and some not? I think we need to standardize this, and my vote is to leave out the dashes. We also need to be adding a link to this list on the appropriate pages. I think we could actually have a list of Japanese temples, or perhaps an article called Temples of Japan which would include a list. Comments? Exploding Boy 19:45, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)

Well, I always put the dash when I write a Japanese temple's name, but I can tell you Wikipedia is the only place I know who does that, and I still haven't understood the why. Too late now to change, but I think the dash is absurd. The Manual of Style isn't gospel.

Urashimataro (talk) 23:35, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


Why did no one add Toronto? They have a very large amount of temples, invluding BLIA's temple -- Shandristhe azylean cat 11:42, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Thean Hou temple in Malaysia[edit]

Somewhere under Malaysia, Thean Hou Temple was listed. Thean Hou Temple is not solely a Buddhist temple. It is dedicated to the Sea Goddess Ma-Chu-Po (aka. Thian Hao, or Heavenly Empress). This goddess has no Buddhist origins. The goddess is associated more with Chinese folk/popular/Taoist religion.

A list of known destroyed temples would be helpful[edit]

For example, the ones that Mahmud Ghazan destroyed. Also, a short sentence definition of what is a Buddhist temple, just in general (what's happening inside? what are the standard contents/artifacts?), at the top of the article - would be helpful. John Hyams 17:40, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Purpose of this page[edit]

I really think that this page is rather pointless, as the whole task is impossible. What is the purpose of this page anyway? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jmlee369 (talkcontribs) 19:46, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Agree. A list of Buddhist temples in the world when there's an estimated 40 thousand in Japan? Urashimataro (talk) 23:37, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

A solution would be to restrict the list to existing articles (blue links only). Regards, High on a tree (talk) 23:43, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
I agree that this page is impractical because it would take full-time staff to build and maintain an accurate list. Restricting the page to existing links may be practical. Klima (talk) 13:23, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
I also agree with this and will start implementing it soon if there is no objection. Yworo (talk) 20:40, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Description of the term[edit]

"Buddhist temple" redirects here. What I was really looking for when I searched for that term was a description of the purposes of a Buddhist temple, what takes place in these structures, etc. Would it not make sense for there to be an article about the concept of a Buddhist temple itself, which would then link here? René van Buuren (talk) 23:46, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

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