About Donglin Temple
Donglin Temple is a Buddhist monastery about 20 kilometres from Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China. Built in 386 CE at the foot of Lushan by Huiyuan, founder of the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism, it is widely known for the way long it has stood without collapsing. In the Tang dynasty, Jianzhen made several journeys to Japan for the undertaking of preaching Buddhism. As end result, Huiyuan and the doctrine of Donglin Temple started out to spread in Japan. Donglin Temple made contributions to enhance cultural exchanges and friendly visits between China and Nepal, India, Japan. The monastery reached its height of have an effect on in the course of the Tang Dynasty, but became significantly broken in the course of the Taiping Rebellion and became nearly destroyed at some stage in the Republican length of Chinese records.
Donglin Temple changed into at the beginning built as "Longquan Jingshe" in 386 via a outstanding Buddhist monk named Huiyuan, founding father of the Pure Land Sect of Buddhism, under the Eastern Jin dynasty. During his time as abbot, he disseminated Pure Land Buddhism for 30 years, and attracted huge numbers of practitioners. He organized the White Lotus Society, a community accumulated 123 Chinese and foreign clergymen and scholars. Indian Buddhist monks Tanmoti and Sengjia Tipo also delivered Buddhism at that time.