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by aaron_proffitt
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: Introduction to Tendai - questions and resources

Tendai.or.jp and tendai.org are two great places to get started as they provide a straightforward and fairly broad approach to how Tendai fits in the broader picture of Mahayana Buddhism. Surprisingly, the wikipedia page isn't half bad either! Lots of recommendations for further reading may be found...
by aaron_proffitt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Writings of Saicho
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Writings of Saicho

Over the next few years I will be translating the Kenkairon, one of Saicho's major works. I recently signed a contract with the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism (Bukkyo dendo kyokai: http://www.bdkamerica.org/bdk-tripitaka-digital-downloads) As that work it progresses, I will post relevant pass...
by aaron_proffitt
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn

These are exciting developments indeed! Revs. Junsen and Jiko are absolutely fantastic.
by aaron_proffitt
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 2264

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

How delightful! Thank you for sharing! I hope to make the trek to Tiantaishan at some point in my life :-)

You'll be happy to know I told Paul Swanson about this post. He thought it was pretty cool.

Best,

Aaron
by aaron_proffitt
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Esoteric & Tendai contemplation of Amida
Replies: 6
Views: 2114

Re: Esoteric & Tendai contemplation of Amida

I'm really interested in this topic these days. I wrote my dissertation on Dohan (https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/111511), and recently an article in Japanese synthesizing and developing some of the ideas introduced in the dissertation (https://rcwbc.ryukoku.ac.jp/publications/data/j-w...
by aaron_proffitt
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

In some sense, the ritual structure, a kind of "guest/host" enactment, goes back to ancient India and is fairly common in South and East Asian religious traditions. You'd have to look into the specific ritual lineage that he trained in for more detailed information- could be Heian, could be Edo.... ...

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