Xiongdeng Temple was built on a hillside ten kilometers away from Daocheng County. We went up by battery car. There are many pious lamas inside, each of them is very polite and kind. They also took us around the hall, invited us to drink butter tea, and gave us bracelets. Thank them. And it's free
While visiting Daocheng, we drove around and took pictures, and accidentally came to the largest temple in Daocheng-Xiongdeng Temple. It was around 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The gate of the temple’s main hall had already been closed, but there were two monks chatting in the parking lot outside the temple. I asked my wife to get off the car and ask if I can still visit the temple’s courtyard; The middle-aged monk not only agreed with us to visit the courtyard, but also ordered people to take the keys to the two halls and take us in. The Tibetan temples are strictly forbidden to take pictures, so we naturally dare not make any mistakes, but the middle-aged monks see through. In consideration of our minds, he not only introduced us to the history of the temple for more than 600 years and gave us candies, but also offered to let us freely take pictures in the hall. The kindness and simplicity of the heart made us very flattered. . When we expressed that we wanted to light the Buddha lanterns to pray for blessings, he enthusiastically asked the monks to help us fetch two large boxes of Buddha lanterns for us to pray for. When I told him that my wife was birthday today, he sincerely sent blessings He instructed my wife to light the lamp according to the Tibetan Buddhist method of praying; apart from their enthusiastic and sincere help throughout the whole process, they did not hint at incense money or merit money. Such monks are my most respected! Of course, this is what we are willing and reasonable to donate. Madam had an unforgettable birthday in such auspicious and holy atmosphere.
You can see the rare, hand-painted process of Tibetan artisans. Xiongdeng Temple has built a new hall since the year before last. Last year, more than 100 carvers were invited to carve all the supporting wooden pillars of the entire three-story hall. Color painting started this year and there are now more than 100 painters. Working in the hall is very worth seeing Tibetan paintings.
I will tell you, does the hand-painting here have my stroke? . . . . . But it's worth going. The scenery on the road is beautiful
In the main hall, the master gave us a detailed introduction to the bodhisattvas and living Buddhas, and the historical origin of this temple. We even allowed us to put our hands in the handprints left by the Living Buddha Karmapa Dusongchenpa, the founder of the monastery, on the stone, to realize the magic and incredibleness of Buddhism.
Preston_Dominguez: Daocheng, Garze, Sichuan, China