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by Tatsuo
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū
Replies: 6
Views: 461

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: 7
Views: 389

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: 290

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?
by Tatsuo
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Alfred Bloom has left for sukhavati

南無阿弥陀佛
He did so much for Pure Land Buddhism in the West :anjali: he will be missed dearly
by Tatsuo
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū
Replies: 6
Views: 461

Re: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

I had no idea BDK was even translating it! You might be interested in Genshin's Esoteric Contemplation of Amida which I cross-posted here with Rev. Jikai's (he translated it) permission. Ah right, thank you. I'll read that again! :) Thank you for sharing it! I only read about BDK planning to transl...
by Tatsuo
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū
Replies: 6
Views: 461

New book about Genshin's Ōjōyōshū

Maybe you already heard about it - a new book about the Ōjōyōshū (written in 985 by Tendai scholar Genshin) came out: https://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/p-9756-9780824872489.aspx Here is an excerpt/article(?) by the author Robert F. Rhodes: https://otani.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=repository_action_common_d...
by Tatsuo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 910

Re: What does the Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon look like?

I think this is the Gohonzon inscribed by Nichinyo
by Tatsuo
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Meditation in Tendai

Yes, I am really interested in learning more about the details of Tendai mediations though this is probably something I would have to study with a teacher and ultimately practice by myself to get a broader understanding. So far I have only experience with Zen and Jodoshu where explaining the basics ...
by Tatsuo
Wed May 31, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: Meditation in Tendai

Thank you all for your replies! It is really interesting reading about modern Tendaishu and your experiences. I have to apologize for not being more active in this thread before. I cannot contribute much since I only learned about Tendai practices by reading scholarly books about Tendai history, in ...
by Tatsuo
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Meditation in Tendai
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Meditation in Tendai

Hello, I wonder how mediation in modern-day Tendai in Japan and the West looks like. Are the Four Samadis still being practiced today and how much was changed to apply the techniques to lay practitioners and priests? So far I could only find that meditation on the breath (including visualitions of t...
by Tatsuo
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Jakucho Setouchi
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: Jakucho Setouchi

The only book in English I could find is "Distant Rain". Did you hear from Jiko Kohno and Chiko Komatsu? Both are also Tendai nuns, who's books were translated to western languages.
by Tatsuo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus Sūtra study guide website
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: Lotus Sūtra study guide website

Thank you for sharing this, Zhen Li :anjali:
by Tatsuo
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Good Concise Intro Texts to Shin?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Good Concise Intro Texts to Shin?

Good idea! If you want to broaden the topic a little you can include this great introductory text to Jodoshu: http://www.jsri.jp/English/Honen/WRITIN ... kusho.html
by Tatsuo
Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Experiences from omine sennichi kaihogyo
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Experiences from omine sennichi kaihogyo

Thank you for sharing this :anjali:
by Tatsuo
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Streaming Dharma talk and Meditational Chanting 4/23
Replies: 3
Views: 625

Re: Streaming Dharma talk and Meditational Chanting 4/23

Thank you, rory! I'll be there :)
by Tatsuo
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Regression possible when practising the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 22
Views: 2491

Re: Regression possible when practising the Lotus Sutra?

@ Queequeg: I do not think that text of the Lotus Sutra supports the interpretation of Devadatta being a con man at that time. Devadatta is not portrayed as the wicked monk at all - this whole episode is completely left out and he is only characterized as teacher of the Buddha in a previous life and...
by Tatsuo
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Regression possible when practising the Lotus Sutra?
Replies: 22
Views: 2491

Regression possible when practising the Lotus Sutra?

The Devadatta chapter of the Lotus Sutra is often cited by the Lotus Schools as example of universal Buddhahood where even the transgressor who committed the Five Serious Offences can become a Buddha ("after immeasurable kalpas"). This idea is not so different from what is being taught in the Medita...
by Tatsuo
Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai Juzu (prayer beads)
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

Re: Tendai Juzu (prayer beads)

There seems to be another way of holding the Tendai Juzu and I wonder if this is done only by monks (see here).

Btw - when searching for the right picture I also found infographics for other schools (Jōdoshū, Jōdo Shinshū, Rinzaishū, Sōtōshū, and Nichirenshū).
by Tatsuo
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tendai Juzu (prayer beads)
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

Re: Tendai Juzu (prayer beads)

Thank you for sharing this information about the Tendai Juzu (and also about the Butsudan). :anjali: