Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery

Pai Tau Tsuen

Pai Tau Tsuen is a sleepy village on a hillside northwest of Sha Tin MTR station. Quiet and laid-back, it's a world away from the heavily planned new town to the east.

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

Monastery shut

Buildings within the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Sha Tin, where a caretaker was killed in a landslip last week, are to be closed.

9 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Helicopter bid called off

Rescuers yesterday called off plans to use a helicopter to help find the elderly caretaker of the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery who was believed buried under a mudslide.

Ma Shuk-fong, 73, has been missing since more than 400 cubic metres of mud and trees buried her house next to the world-famous Sha Tin landmark on Wednesday.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Buddha worship is a family business

LIKE many local religious institutions, the hillside complex of Sha Tin's 10,000 Buddhas monastery is a family concern.

It was founded by Abbot Yuet Kai, a Kunming-born former professor of philosophy in Beijing who fled China in 1949. Two years later, at the age of 72, he started to build his monastic memorial. It was completed in 1957.

28 Mar 1993 - 12:00am