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Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism.

The connection belongs to Religion and Belief connections.

Connected Sites

  • Ancient Kyoto: Kyoto's Tenryuji and Ryaonji for famous Zen gardens
  • Dengfeng: Shaolin Temple of Dengfeng, China, is where the first Zen or Chan patriarch founded the Zen school
  • Haeinsa Temple: Haeinsa, one of the main temple of Jongye School of Zen in Korea
  • Kii Mountain Range: Koyasan's Banryutei Rock Garden of Kongobu-ji Temple, is the largest zen garden in Japan
  • Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple: Bulguksa, one of the main temple of Jongye School of Zen in Korea
  • West Lake: West Lake's Jingci Temple is a Chan (Zen) Temple


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  2. Link at least 3 different sites
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