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by Tatsuo
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Honen or Shinran?

You don’t need to recite the nenbutsu constantly in modern Jodo Shu and there is certainly no need to recite 10,000 or even 80,000 nenbutsu every day as Honen Shonin did. At first it helps vowing to recite a few nenbutsu every day without fail for some time, it can as few as ten daily nenbutsu. In a...
by Tatsuo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Honen or Shinran?
Replies: 14
Views: 620

Re: Honen or Shinran?

The main reasons why I chose to follow Jodoshu and not Jodo Shinshu are its approach towards practice and the role of the self-power practices. In Jodoshu we are trying to recite the nenbutsu every day and as often as we can to develop a deep connection with Amida Buddha. Although ten or even one ne...
by Tatsuo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Writings of Saicho
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Writings of Saicho

Thank you for making this translation available for the English speaking world! :anjali: I always had the feeling that while there is Tendai practice in the West it is still really difficult to properly study Tendai without knowledge of Chinese and Japanese.
by Tatsuo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Mie Prefecture shrine association gets license to grow cannabis for Shinto rituals
Replies: 22
Views: 1351

Re: Mie Prefecture shrine association gets license to grow cannabis for Shinto rituals

“Buddha ate it for enjoyment”
... said in a BBC Three documentary by a reporter who smoked cannabis for a month to find out about its effect. You do know that this is not convincing at all, right? Especially not for anyone familiar with basic Buddhism.
by Tatsuo
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Mie Prefecture shrine association gets license to grow cannabis for Shinto rituals
Replies: 22
Views: 1351

Re: Mie Prefecture shrine association gets license to grow cannabis for Shinto rituals

Are you serious? Because you saw “some documentary” you come to the conclusion that the Buddha most likely ate hemp? And that “hemp was used extensively“?

@ ShineeSeoul: You are absolutely right. No point in further arguing this case.
by Tatsuo
Sun May 06, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai & TienTai Resources
Replies: 30
Views: 11229

Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I found this documentary about Hieizan quite interesting:

by Tatsuo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Books on Pure Land saints.
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Books on Pure Land saints.

These books may be interesting for you: Setsuwa (short stories, sometimes dealing with the Pure Land): ‘Miraculous Stories from the Japanese Buddhist Tradition’ by Kyoko Nakamura (translation of the Nihon Ryōiki) ‘Miraculous Tales of the Lotus Sutra’ by Yoshiko Dykstra (translation of the Dainihonko...
by Tatsuo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 2415

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

Rev. Seishin, please forgive me for not replying sooner. After reading the posts again I think I was too occupied with thinking about how Tendai presents itself in history and in Japanese society. It would be perfectly normal for Tendai to adapt to the needs of modern-day Buddhists, just like it ada...
by Tatsuo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amida-Ji: Stop using Zen Masters explanations when referring to Amida Buddha - an example
Replies: 7
Views: 907

Re: Amida-Ji: Stop using Zen Masters explanations when referring to Amida Buddha - an example

In general I agree with Josho Adrian Cirlea that Pure Land teachings based on Honen (Jodo Shu and Jodo Shinshu) are intended to be simple and straightforward, without pretending to have any deeper insight apart from what is taught in the three Pure Land sutras. But his way of rejecting all modernist...
by Tatsuo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 2415

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

I generally agree that it is about determination and not necessarily about ordination. However, there are two things to consider. First, monastics often have more time available for practice compared to many lay followers. Of course there are lay practitioners who are really dedicated to practice an...
by Tatsuo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?
Replies: 39
Views: 2415

Re: Many Practices in Tendai, but for Whom?

I think DGA raised an important point, that many Tendai practices are for monastics only. I imagine laypeople’s Tendai in Japan isn’t too different from the practices in other schools. A normal (dedicated) member’s practice would involve gongyo (chanting), maybe joining a choir to sing hymns, occasi...
by Tatsuo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Resources
Replies: 67
Views: 22693

Re: Pure Land Resources

Thank you, sth9784! This is great news :twothumbsup:
by Tatsuo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Paul Roberts
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: Paul Roberts

The Amida-ji in Romania is also writing about it: http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania. ... -land.html

南無阿弥陀佛
by Tatsuo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Tiantai in East Asia

Thank you for those articles :twothumbsup: the second link doesn’t seem to work though

:anjali:
by Tatsuo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Tiantai in East Asia

The revival in the Republican Era is really interesting. Do you know more about it? It seems like it was initiated by a monk named Dixian and there is a dissertation about him online, but it is not for free (https://m.dissertationtopic.net/doc/1909585). Dixian had a disciple, Tan Xu (https://en.m.wi...
by Tatsuo
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tiantai in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Tiantai in East Asia

Hello everyone, I was wondering about the state of Tiantai practices and studies in East Asia, apart from Japanese Tendai. In Korea, Cheontae (http://www.cheontae.org/) seems to be quite active. They have their own university (though it is probably rather small) and they have several large temples t...
by Tatsuo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Thank you for sharing this, Rory! :anjali:
by Tatsuo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Tendai Buddhism Retreat : NYC 10/27-20/29
Replies: 8
Views: 1408

Re: Free Tendai Buddhist Retreat NY Oct 27-29

Thank you for sharing! The Facebook website also has several talks by Ven. Monshin.

:anjali:
by Tatsuo
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: California Tendai Learning Center
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: California Tendai Learning Center

Do you know about the relationship between Tendai USA and the Tendai Buddhist Institute? The TBI is not mentioned in the link list of their website - is there a cooperation between both groups?

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