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Stele established in 1746 recording the transmission of the Vinaya of the Bhiksu Altar in the Meditation Grove of Wanshou Temple (recto); Name list (verso)(1746年制萬壽寺禪林比邱壇傳演毘尼碑記(碑陽);題名(碑陰)) Teiser, Stephen; Bai, Zhaojie; He, Shuyue; Zhang, Yuanjing

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The stele is located in the eastern quarter of Beizhen Temple, the original site of Wanshou Temple (now Guanyin Hall). The size of this stele is 195cm (body height), 78cm (width), and 22cm (depth). The body of this stele was broken into three parts, which were then patched together. This stele sits on a tortoise-shaped base and has a dragon forehead. There are four characters, “Chuan Yan Bei Ji 傳演碑記” (Stele Record of Transmission), on the front of the stele forehead and another four characters, “Le Shan Hao Shi 好善樂施” (People Who Were Philanthropic), on the back forehead. This stele was established in the 11th year of Qianlong (1746). The title of this stele is “Stele Record of the Transmission of the Vinaya of the Bhiksu Altar in the Meditation Grove of Wanshou Temple”, which concerns the transmission of bhiksuni precepts. There is a name list carved on the back of this stele. Composed by the Buddhist abbot Baoxing.

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