Kuan Yin Hall
The Kuan-Yin Hall was completed in 1985. The exterior of this attractive structure is built in the style of architecture of the Tang Dynasty (618 AD - 907 AD).
Inside the Hall, enclosed in a wooden shrine, is a colored porcelain statue of Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva which dates from the Ming Dynasty (about 700 years old). The statue is believed to have originally been in a monastery on Pu-Tuo-Shan, a mountainous island in the East China Sea and one of the most important centers of Buddhism in China. It is the largest colored porcelain statue of Kuan-Yin in the world.
Near it is a wooden statue of Kuan-Yin dating from the Tang Dynasty (over 1,000 years old). The statue depicts Kuan-Yin in a graceful, seated posture with a facial expression of great serenity. It is a unique, rare piece of art. When this 6-foot tall statue was received by Chuang Yen Monastery, it was in need of extensive restoration. The restoration work was done by Professor Chang-Gen Chen.
The Kuan-Yin Hall is used throughout the year for special ceremonies and events such as Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva's birthday, Seven Day Meditation Retreats, Seven Day Pure Land Retreats, Summer Camp, etc.
Last updated: 12/26/98