The Temple of the Thousand Buddhas - Dashang Kagyu Ling

Visit to the Temple of the Thousand Buddhas, one of the main center of study and meditation Buddhist in France, located in the commune of La Boulaye in Saône-et-Loire.

Dashang Kagyu Ling is a Buddhist meditation and study center founded in 1974. The temple of the 1000 Buddhas inaugurated in 1987, rises in the middle of the site. The site is located in the far south of the Morvan and about 10 kilometres from Toulon-sur-Arroux (Saône-et-Loire). You need a car to go to the site. The Le Creusot TGV railway station is 40 kms. The Center welcomes people who want to learn about Buddhist culture. Tourism visits are free. You can visit the Park. On-site you can find all the information to make contact with the Buddhist culture.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

Start of the tour

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Start of the tour
The parking is near the temple. The site is completely non-smoking (inside and outside).

Overview

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Overview
Profusion of colors used for the temple and other buildings.

Entrance to the site

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Entrance to the site
Surrounded by the Park and near the Castle, the temple is preceded by a square limited by a fountain, two small temples, masts to prayer and thirty-five small stupas.

Entrance to the temple

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Entrance to the temple
The temple can be visited in a group (by appointment) or individually. Visits take place in July and August from 10: 00 to 12: 00 and from 14:30 to 18:30 the rest of the year. The price is € 4-5 according to season (possible reduced fare).

Interior of the temple

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Interior of the temple
At the bottom of the temple stand three monumental statues representing: at the center of the Sakyamuni Buddha, right, Tara and left Guru Rinpoche.

Inside the temple

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Inside the temple
The walls are covered with colorful frescoes.

Inside the temple

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Inside the temple
Detail on the interior decoration.

Detail of a statue

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Detail of a statue
Close-up of one of the statues of the site.

View of the stupas

View of the stupas
The stupas are characteristic of Buddhist culture. According to the times they had various functions (reliquary, objects of worship...)

Castle of Dharma

Castle of Dharma
You can see the castle and the retreat centre facilities.

Great Stupa

Great Stupa
The great stupa are relics and sacred texts.

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