瓦官寺 (PY Waguansi; Jpn Gakan-ji)
A temple built in 364 by Hui-li in Chien-k'ang, China. Many eminent priests delivered lectures on Buddhist doctrines and scriptures there, among them, T'ient'ai. After practicing for seven years under Nan-yüeh on Mount Ta-su, T'ient'ai (also known as Chih-i) lived in this temple for eight years until he moved to Mount T'ient'ai in 575. While at Wa-kuan-ssu temple, he lectured on The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom and the Lotus Sutra, and also wrote The Teaching of the Practice of Meditation, which reflects his later ideas in their early stages of development.