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 Post subject: Maitreya Temple - Taiwan
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:51 am 
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Have you ever heard about this Maitreya temple, where the headquarter is in Taiwan?

What is your view about this temple?

What kind of buddhist sutra they are using? Based on my utter knowledge, they don't have any Sutta, both Sankrit and Pali.

They acknowledge the existence of god as a creator.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:57 am 
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To be more specific, the organization is called
"I Kuan Tao (Tian Tao) - Yi Guan Dao"

Any information about this religion organization?

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Religious syncretism

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:20 pm 
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In Taiwan, Yiguan Dao is not usually considered as an orthodox Buddhist organization. It is a rather eclectic mixture of Buddhist, Lao-Zhuang and other orthodox Chinese religious teachings. While they worship Maitreya, they also worship Daojiao deities, too. Probably best not to call it a "Maitreya Temple".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I-Kuan_Tao
http://www.ikuantao.org.tw/index.php

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:28 am 
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They believe that Maitreya has come back as one of their founders--a Chinese guy who lived about a hundred years ago. They acknowledge Buddhism along with several other religions, but reinterpret them half to death, and see their own tradition (originally received through spiritualist mediumship) as the fulfillment of them all. It's divided into a bunch of different groups. I like to think of them as Taiwan's answer to Mormonism! (They even have little uniforms like that.) Oh, and they're vegetarian.


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