Fayun Monastery

Fayun Monastery

Postby Will » Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:52 am

In New Mexico this center is new to me; anyone visited it?

There are, or used to be, two monasteries, one for bhikshus in Taos and one for bhikshunis in Vadito.

They kindly sent me, gratis, a small book of their Master's teachings, without me even asking.

http://fayun.org/index.php?p=english_info
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Re: Fayun Monastery

Postby Will » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:10 pm

The beautiful little book, in Chinese & English is called 100 Teachings of their Master. Here is a sketch about him:

http://fayun.org/index.php?p=ven-miu-king
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Re: Fayun Monastery

Postby Will » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:08 pm

Just bumping this up, in hopes of someone who visited the monastery giving their impressions.
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Re: Fayun Monastery

Postby Jikan » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 pm

I've not been there, but I'm delighted to hear they are practicing Dharma in one of the most beautiful places in this earth. Purple Mountains Majesty!
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Re: Fayun Monastery

Postby jmlee369 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:40 am

I had the opportunity to visit the nun's community twice. I only really have surface level impressions, since I only attended a Great Compassion Repentance and the evening ceremony there. I was told the community is dedicated to the study of the Yogacarabhumi shastra following the video lectures of the late Master Miao Jing. They host occasional weeklong events which are mostly meditation sits and lectures (last one I saw focused on the Diamond Sutra, including daily recitation). They live in a simple and tranquil environment.

Beyond my personal experience, I know that at least one Dharma Master at CTTB considers them favourably. Master Miao Jing's community also seem to respect Tibetan Buddhism, as they participated at Heart Shrine Relic Tour events when the relics were in Santa Fe (if I remember correctly), and paid a visit to Ribur Rinpoche when the FPMT headquarters used to be in Taos. Ribur Rinpoche also praised the deportment (I take this as a reference to 威儀) of Master Miao Jing's disciples, saying that they are models for how monastics ordained in the Tibetan tradition should conduct themselves.
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Re: Fayun Monastery

Postby Will » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:59 pm

jmlee369 wrote:I had the opportunity to visit the nun's community twice. I only really have surface level impressions, since I only attended a Great Compassion Repentance and the evening ceremony there. I was told the community is dedicated to the study of the Yogacarabhumi shastra following the video lectures of the late Master Miao Jing. They host occasional weeklong events which are mostly meditation sits and lectures (last one I saw focused on the Diamond Sutra, including daily recitation). They live in a simple and tranquil environment.

Beyond my personal experience, I know that at least one Dharma Master at CTTB considers them favourably. Master Miao Jing's community also seem to respect Tibetan Buddhism, as they participated at Heart Shrine Relic Tour events when the relics were in Santa Fe (if I remember correctly), and paid a visit to Ribur Rinpoche when the FPMT headquarters used to be in Taos. Ribur Rinpoche also praised the deportment (I take this as a reference to 威儀) of Master Miao Jing's disciples, saying that they are models for how monastics ordained in the Tibetan tradition should conduct themselves.


Sounds like a solid sangha, worthy of support. If you ever visit the Bhikshus' monastery, I hope you find equally good exemplars.
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