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History

General information of the Buddhist Monastery Tam Bao Son

The whole land of this monastery, 337 acres, has located in the Township Harrington since September 1988. This land has a plenty fresh air to allow Buddhist religion contribute its traditional culture into the Canadian culture; so all Buddhist adherents have feeling of their Buddhist homeland in Canada. It is a natural convention between religion and social culture as well. Here, there are four Holy places of the historic Gotama Buddha:

  • The Lumbini garden where Buddha was born,
  • The Boddhigaya where Buddha achieved enlightenment,
  • The Deer Park where Buddha start to teach His five disciples about the four Noble truths,
  • The Kusinara where Buddha achieved Parinirvana.

Among these four important places of the Historic Buddha there are one main temple with 1000 Buddhas, the big statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, the Buddha of the past Amitabha Buddha, the statue of the Buddha of Compassion Avalokitesvra, the Future Buddha Matreiya, the statue of Buddha begging for alms, the statue of protection Buddha (Vajanapani Bodhisattva) and the Rahula garden with the statue of Avalokitesvra. Besides these statues, there are one dormitory for Buddhist monks/nuns, and one kitchen with the rest place for Buddhists as well. All these construction were administered by the Most Venerable Thich Thien Nghi, his disciples (monks, nuns) and his Buddhist members in Canada who contributed their charity to develop Buddhism in Canada.