Millions of people from different parts of the world flock to these temples of faith in search of peace. We bring you a list of the most amazing monasteries around the world. Taktsang or Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan Situated on the edge of a m cliff, the Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest makes for an imposing sight, and has been symbolic to Bhutan for sometime now. The monastery can be accessed by road, followed by a two to three hour trek from the parking lot.
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Buddhist monasticism - Wikipedia
Last updated on November 8, in World Religions 5 Comments Monasticism is one of the most fundamental institutions of Buddhism. Monks and nuns are responsible for preserving and spreading Buddhist teachings, as well as educating and guiding Buddhist followers. Buddhist monasteries emerged from the practice of vassa, the retreat undertaken by Buddhist monks and nuns during the South Asian rainy season. These monasteries gradually developed into centers of learning where philosophical principles were developed and debated. Under the reign of the 5th Dalai Lama the palace became a monastery of the Gelugpa school. Sadly, it was heavily damaged and reduced to a single storey during the Cultural revolution but was reconstructed in
10 incredible Buddhist monasteries around the world
I squinted, then tried to relax my eyelids, but inadvertently began to focus on the bright orange cushion of the person in front of me. I closed my eyes with an inward sigh of exasperation at having such a difficult time following instructions. The monk leading the session told us cheerfully that it might help to rest our vision on the tips of our noses. I was sitting in the carpeted meditation hall of an 1,year-old Buddhist temple in Koyasan, in a mountainous region of southeastern Japan. About 15 other sleepy-eyed tourists from the United States, Europe and Australia the class was for English-speaking visitors surrounded me across the floor, steadily counting their breaths.
Built in 4th century estimated AD. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Church , both monks and nuns follow a similar ascetic discipline, and even their religious habit is the same though nuns wear an extra veil, called the apostolnik. Unlike Roman Catholic monasticism, the Orthodox do not have separate religious orders, but a single monastic form throughout the Orthodox Church. Monastics, male or female, live away from the world, in order to pray for the world.