Recently, master Shi Yanming, President of China Shaolin magazine, was invited to visit China Buddhist Association. During the visit, master Shi yanjue, President of China Buddhist Association, received a warm reception. The two sides held cordial talks. After the talks, relevant personnel accompanied master Shi Yanming to visit Guangji temple in Beijing, where the China Buddhist Association is located. During his visit to Guangji temple, master Shi Yanming offered incense and worshipped Buddha everywhere, praying for world peace, national peace and security, prosperity of the Taoist temple, peace and harmony of the sea.
The Buddhist Association of China was founded in Beijing in 1953, initiated by more than 20 national Buddhist celebrities, including Xu Yun, Xi Rao Jiacuo, Yuan Ying and Zhao Puchu. The venue is located at Guangji temple in Beijing.
The China Buddhist Association is a patriotic organization and educational administration organization jointly organized by Buddhists of all ethnic groups in China. Its purpose is: to unite and lead Buddhists of all nationalities in China to love their country and religion, support the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the socialist system, and unswervingly follow the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics; Carry forward fine traditions, inherit excellent culture, strengthen self-development, safeguard legitimate rights and interests, carry forward Buddhist teachings, set up Buddhist undertakings, practice the idea of "human Buddhism", solemnize the land, be happy and affectionate, play a positive role in promoting economic and social development, and contribute to maintaining religious harmony, national unity, social harmony, national reunification and world peace, To contribute to the realization of the two centenary goals and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Introduction to Guangji temple in Beijing, where the China Buddhist Association is located:
Beijing Guangji temple is located at No. 25, fuchengmennei street, Xicheng District, Beijing. It is one of the famous "inner eight temples" in Beijing. It was built in the Jin Dynasty and was originally named xiliucun temple; In the Yuan Dynasty, it was renamed Baoen Hongji temple, which was later destroyed by war; Tomorrow, the original site will be rebuilt in the first year of shunchu (1457). In the second year of Chenghua (1466), Emperor Xianzong issued an edict to give the name "Hongci Guangji Temple"; During the Republic of China, the temple was burned twice and rebuilt twice. At the beginning of liberation, the government allocated funds to repair all the temples, and then carried out comprehensive repair twice to preserve the original appearance of the ancient temple. In 1983, it was identified as a national key Buddhist temple in Han areas by the State Council; In 1984, it was announced as a cultural relics protection unit in Beijing; On May 25, 2006, Guangji temple, as an ancient building of the Qing Dynasty, was approved by the State Council as the Sixth Batch of national key cultural relics protection units.
Guangji temple covers an area of 2.3 hectares and faces south. On the central axis, there are Shanmen hall, Maitreya Hall (Heavenly King Hall), Daxiong hall, Yuantong Hall (Guanyin Hall) and Duobao hall. In addition to the bell tower and Drum Tower, there are neat side halls on the East and west sides. In the northwest corner of the temple, there is a abstinence altar built with white marble in the 17th year of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1678). It is now called "three schools", which is well preserved so far. The layout of the whole temple is rigorous, neat and symmetrical. There are temples in the temple, scattered and orderly, winding paths and quiet, solemn and silent. Guangji Temple worships many Buddhist statues of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The temple also collects many precious Buddhist scriptures, inscriptions and other cultural relics. The Buddhist classics collected in Guangji temple are very numerous. There are 23 languages and more than 100000 Buddhist classics and works in the library alone, and there are 12 versions of the Tibetan Sutra. It is not only an important historical material for studying the development history of Chinese Buddhism, but also an important part of Chinese traditional culture.