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Tam Bảo Sơn Buddhist Monastery

HISTORY

Tam Bảo Sơn monastery was created in 1990 in the honor of the 4 crowned places of the Buddha. During the 10 last years, between its opening in 1990 and 2000, the monastery accomodated more than 20 monks/religious, of which some have had for summer named abbots and of the spiritual chiefs of other Temples. All Sangha (monks and nuns) presented here completed their secondary studies and are of all ages.

THE LARGE FOREST OF THE PINES

The whole of the grounds of this monastery, 337 hectares, is located in the Township of Harrington since September 1988. This ground has an abundance of fresh air to make it possible the Buddhist religion to contribute its traditional culture in the Canadian culture. So that all the faithful Buddhists have the feeling of their Buddhist fatherland in Canada. It is natural of convention between the religion and the social culture thought. Here, there are four holy places of the history Gotama Buddha:

  • The garden of Lumbini where Buddha was born,
  • Boddhigaya where Buddha reached the illumination,
  • The Deer Park where Buddha to start to teach the disciples His 5 on the four noble truths, and
  • Kusinagaraya where Buddha reached Parinirvana.

Among these four important places of the history of Buddha there is:

  • A principal temple Buddhas of 1000,
  • The large statue of Sakyamuni Buddha,
  • The Buddha of last AMITABHA BUDDHA,
  • The statue of Buddha of Compassion AVALOKITESVRA, MATREIYA Buddha of the future,
  • The statue Buddha to beg for alms, of the protection of the statue of Buddha (Vajanapani Bodhisattva), and
  • The garden with Rahula the statue of Mazu.

In addition to these statues, it ya a dormitory for the buddhist monks/religious, and a kitchen with the remainder places for the Buddhists as well. All these construction are managed by the Venerable Thích Thiện Nghị, its disciples (monks, nuns) and its Buddhist members in Canada who contributed to develop their charity Buddhism in Canada.