接待寺

 小镇十景     |      2018-10-10 16:30
接待禅寺始建于明成化元年(1465年), 在明清时为普陀山“宝陀观音寺”下院。历史上,外地香客到普陀山之前先要去接待禅寺,因当时的交通很不便利,其主要功能是为去普陀山朝拜的僧人和香客提供休息之地,洗去一路风尘,更是洗涤心灵,以便第二天上山朝拜观音菩萨,这也是去普陀山礼佛的一种佛教仪式。尽管历史上的接待神寺已从塘头搬迁到了现在的墩头,但一来礼不可废,二来现代生活大鱼大肉成了日常,在上普陀山礼佛之前更该有个地方茹素以清洗肠胃;三来现代人来去匆匆,在上普陀山礼佛之前也该有个地方沉淀。
现在接待禅寺礼佛、讲经、禅修、接待设施一应俱全,是海内外游客到普陀山拜观音礼佛的第一站,使来普陀和去普陀山朝拜的香客及游客先在寺院内净口、净身、净心,以虔诚之心去普陀山朝拜。


The Reception Buddhist Temple was built in the first year of Chenghua period in the Ming dynasty(1465). It was the lower house of “Baotuo Guanyin temple” in Mount Putuo in  Ming and Qing dynasties. Historically, due to the traffic inconvenience, foreign pilgrims would go to the Reception Buddhist Temple before arriving at Mount Putuo. Hence, it mainly provides a rest place for them. Furthermore, it is also importantin washing away fatigue and purifying mindsbefore worshiping Guanyin.It is also a Buddhist rite. Although the Reception Buddhist Temple has moved from the Tangtou to the Duntou, it is still necessary to go to this place before Buddha-worship. There are three reasons. Firstly, the etiquette is necessary; secondly, lavish meals arepopular and people should clean up stomach by eating vegetables; finally, today`s people are always in a hurry, so it is significant to purify minds.  
Nowdays, the Reception Buddhist Temple has complete facilities of Buddha-worship, sermon, Zen Relaxation and reception.It is the first stop fortourists to worship Guanyin. The pilgrims and tourists visiting Putuo and worshiping in Mount Putuoshould firstly clean mouths and bodies and purify minds in the temple.