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by Seishin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 207

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Sadly I haven't the intelligence nor the vocab to understand Ziporyn. I haven't read this article yet, but from the sounds of it, I may not understand it either. Ah well. :toilet:
by Seishin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 207

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

Wonderful, thanks for this :twothumbsup:
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Practicing and Finding a Teacher when you live in the middle of nowhere

Veturgeir wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:39 am
Hey all,
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What exactly draws you to Tendai? What are you interested in learning? Knowing this will help us better help you
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Writings of Saicho
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Writings of Saicho

This is great. I hope it all goes well for you 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 tha...
by Seishin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: California Tendai Monastery: Reborn

Wonderful news! I wish them the very best
by Seishin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 926

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

Thank you for these amazing photos and my sincere condolences for the loss of your father
by Seishin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events

Here are the events for the UK Tendai Sangha, based in Hythe, Hampshire. Sat 11th August. 11am – 1pm – Obon (お盆), Memorial day for all those who have passed away. Sat 22nd September. 11am – 1pm – Ohigan お彼岸. Celebration of the Autumn Equinox and reaffirming our practice of the Paramitas (Perfections...
by Seishin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4010

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Though no Indian counterpart of the Tiantai and Huayan schools, both Chinese schools are basically Vijñānavāda in orientation, with an absolutist metaphysical twist. :buddha1: Tiantai was influenced by Vijñānavāda, but was far more influenced by Madhyamaka to the point where many will say that Tian...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 3314

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Anecdotally speaking, it's rather obvious that the "zhi" and "guan" aspects of meditaion in the seminal Tiantai texts are none other than the "shi" and "kan" of shikantaza the dual nature is also expressed in the words "Silent Illumination" - the seamlessness of this is rather underscored by the co...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4010

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

thomaslaw wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 am
What is the meaning of 一切唯心造 'everything is created by the mind' in Tiantai and Huayan Buddhism? The term 一切唯心造 is found in the Huayan sutras. Does the Tiantai tradition also teach 一切唯心造?
I think my quote from Zhiyi should answer that question :smile:
by Seishin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4010

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Many thanks for your explanation. It seems that 一念三千 in TianTai and 一 真/一心法界 in HuaYan are connected with the idea of: the mind is all phenomena and all phenomena are the mind, but at the same time the mind is in a leading function, 一切唯心造. This would depend on what you mean by a 'leading function'....
by Seishin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4010

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Consider this from Tendai monk, Ven Annen; "Question: The Tendai School considers the Lotus [Sutra] to be the ultimate teaching.… However, if the Lotus Sutra is considered to be ultimate, then Esoteric teachings should be provisional. If Esoteric teachings are ultimate, then the Lotus Sutra should b...
by Seishin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 4010

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, according to the Chinese TianTai and HuaYan Buddhism. I believe Zhiyi disagreed with the 'mind first' aspect of yogacara, in...
by Seishin
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

Myoren left SGI and is now working very hard to create a traditional and official Tendai Sangha in Peurto Rico. He is receiving official training at the North American HQ for Tendai, Mt Hiei approved. So, personally, I can't see how his work and his sangha can be said to be "another nichiren-new rel...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

The Tendai in US link I gave?
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

I'm sure there must have been such studies done in Japan, given their penchant for scholarship. However I don't know of them. Jikai sensei may be a better person to answer.
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Responsibilities of Western Priests.
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Responsibilities of Western Priests.

^^ :twothumbsup: this ^^ Hi Varis, Sorry it has taken me so long to give a reply. The answer depends on a few things. For example, what lineage you come from; simply put who your teacher is. They will have their own way of approaching those responsibilities. In Japan there is the blue-print if you l...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

Not sure if anyone can answer... When do the rituals described in Michael Saso's Tantric Art and Meditation date from? To be honest, I don't really know. From what little I know these rituals originate in India, and then moved to China. I'd imagine there were some minor additions made to these ritu...

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