Tendai Resources

Tendai Resources

Postby Jikan » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:06 pm

I'd like to share some useful sites and other resources for people interested in Tendai Buddhism and who speak English and other European languages.

The Tendai Buddhist Institute is really the place to start.

www.tendai.org


The California Tendai Monastery (also known as Buddha Dendo) site is also very useful.

www.caltendai.org


If you're in Europe, here's your best contact:

www.tendai.eu
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Jikan » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Some Tendai blogs and discussion groups:

Here's Keisho Leary's blog. Keisho founded the California Tendai Monastery. He has a lot to offer, including many beautiful photographs and a great treasury of teachings.

vkleary.blogspot.com


This is my humble mess of a blog.

dctendai.blogspot.com


Senshin keeps a nice blog in Danish. Google translate does a respectable job turning it into legible English, and if you have questions, Senshin's English is very clear and precise.

http://senshin.dk


Daichi's Mountain Practice blog is very much worth a visit.

mountainpractice.wordpress.com


Finally, here is a yahoo groups email discussion thing that may be of use to interested parties.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/washingtontendai
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Jikan » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:13 pm

Free podcasts by Sansho Tamarack Garlow. These are accessible and light, very suitable for beginners to practice.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the- ... d169812864
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Tatsuo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:06 pm

The official website of Tendai Sanmon-shu:
http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/index.php

Tendai recitations from the Jimon-shu:
http://www.tendai-jimon.jp/shomyo/index.html#3
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Jikan » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:11 pm

Tatsuo wrote:The official website of Tendai Sanmon-shu:
http://www.tendai.or.jp/english/index.php

Tendai recitations from the Jimon-shu:
http://www.tendai-jimon.jp/shomyo/index.html#3

:thumbsup:

Love the audio especially. ...the sound of the shakujo!
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Kyosan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:14 am

Thank both of you!

I've been looking for that information.
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Tatsuo » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:55 pm

Hieizan Enryakuji, the headquarter of Tendaishū, has a new website, with an English pdf version about the main buildings. Especially for those, who plan to visit Mount Hiei:
http://www.hieizan.or.jp/
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Jikan » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:15 pm

Seishin keeps a blog that is of real value, particularly to those who are interested in practice and based in the United Kingdom.

http://seishinuk.blogspot.com

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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Seishin » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:44 pm

Thanks Jikan, you're making me blush! :tongue:
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby plwk » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:10 pm

Now I know...
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Seishin » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:35 am

Had saved this in my web "favorites" but never got round to looking through it. After using the "search" function I've found a wealth of material on Tendai from the likes of Paul Groner, Paul Swanson, and Michael Saso to name a few... http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/publications/publications.htm

Some are actual studies, whilst some are reviews. I haven't been able to find original Tendai texts, but I think what is there is great for anyone studying Tendai and other Japanese religions. (Was that English? :thinking: )

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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby jikai » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:48 am

Hi all,
just thought i'd give the basic details of some of the books available out there...
1) "Foundations of T'ien T'ai Philosophy: The Flowering of the Two Truths Theory in Chinese Buddhism", Paul L. Swanson.
2) "BDK English Tripitaka 107-I, III" [ both books within this volume are of value: "The Essentials of the Eight Traditions" gives a basic overview of the different sects of Japanese Buddhism including Tendai. "The Candle of the Latter Dharma" is a document written by Saicho describing the situation for those wishing to study Buddhism during Mappo].
3) "BDK English Tripitaka 97-I, II" [book two within this volume is of immense value, it is "The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School" as submitted by Gishin sama].
4) "T'ien-t'ai Buddhism and Early Madhyamika", NG Yu-Kwan.
5) "Stopping and Seeing: A Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation", Thomas Cleary. [is an abridged translation of chapter 1 of the Moho Chih Kuan/ Maka Shikan].
6) "Trekking through Hell to Find Heaven; Experiencing traditional Japanese Seminary", Jion Prosser. [is a diary kept by Rev. Jion Prosser during Gyo-in on Hieizan].
7) "The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation: The essentials for practicing Calming-and-Insight & Dhyana Meditation", Bhiksu Dharmamitra. [ translation of the Xiao Zhi Guan/ Sho Shikan.
8) "The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime", Bhiksu Dharmamitra. [translation of Zhiyi's Roku Myoho Mon].
9) "Zen is for everyone", Michael Saso. [translationf of Zhiyi's Xiao Zhi Guan or Sho Shikan-- makes a good comparison to the one released by Bhiksu Dharmamitra].
10) "Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School", Paul Groner.
11) "Tantric Art and Meditation: The Tendai Tradition", Michael Saso.
12) "Pure Land Buddhism: Dialogues with Ancient Masters", Amitabha Buddhist Association. [ this book is given out freely by the Amitabha Buddhist Association, Part 1 is an essay by Zhiyi, founder of Tendai entitled: 'Ten Doubts about the Pure Land'].
13) "The Great Calming and Contemplation of Chih-I: Chapter 1", Neal Arvid Donner. [This is a translation of the first chapter of the Maka Shikan, unabridged submitted by the above author as a requirement to fill a doctoral of philisophy- it is available freely on the internet somewhere although i cant quite recall where...].
14) "Profound Meaning of the Lotus Sutra", Haiyan Shen. [contains a translation of the text and commentary of Zhiyi's Fahua Xuan yi].
15) "Japanese Temple Buddhism; worldliness in a religion of renunciation", Stephen G. Covell. [provides a discussion of the dilemna of married clergy in Japanese Buddhism but focuses specifically on Tendai.
16) "Neither Monk nor Layman; Clerical marriage in modern Japanese Buddhism", Richard Jaffe. [again discusses clerical marriage from a particularly Tendai perspective.
17) "Legend and Legitimation", Jinhua Chen. [an attack on the legitimacy of many of Tendai's lineages, specifically those pertaining to Mikkyo].
18) "Ryogen and Mount Hiei", Paul Groner. [provides history of Tendai sect in and around the time of Ryogen].
19) "Tendai Gongyo", Rev. Jion Prosser.
20) "Evil and/or the Good: Omnicentrism, intersubjectivity and value paradox in Tiantai Thought", Brook Ziporyn.
21) "The Kurikara Dairyu Esoteric Ritual", Rev. Jion Prosser.
22) "Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism", Brook Zipoyrin.
...at the moment those are the only ones i can think of, perhaps others with more knowledge will be able to add others to this humble list of mine :)
May this list bring much merit and help others along their paths...
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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby jikai » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:54 am

The below site is also a good place to read various article regarding Tendai Buddhism in day to day life.

http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/

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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby Seishin » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:29 pm

That's a great list there Ryokai. I'll check it against my books/items and see if I can add to it :twothumbsup:

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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby jikai » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:55 am

thought I'd add these two to the list of Tendai related resources:

"Jikaku Daishi Den: The Biography of Jikaku Daishi Ennin", Enshin Saito, Sankibo Busshorin Inc. Tokyo, Japan.

"The Great Cessation and Contemplation: Moho ChihKuan", Paul L. Swanson- CDROM.--- Chapters 1- 6 of the Maka Shikan in English. The CDROM also contains various other Tendai related articles and so forth.

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Re: Tendai Resources

Postby jikai » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:01 am

and:

"Tendai Shikyougi: An Outline of the Fourfold Teachings", University of Hawaii.

soon to be released:

"Tendai Lotus Texts", BDK.

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