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Chion-in Temple

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Japan
Best of: Temple, Buddhism
Chion-in in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jodo-shu (Pure Land Sect) founded by Honen (1133-1212), who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha's Western Paradise (Pure Land) by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha's name. The vast compounds of Chion-in include the site where Honen settled to disseminate his teachings and the site where he died. [More Details]
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