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Reidan

Post by markatex » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:22 am

I've participated in the Reidan service a couple of times, and would like to be more familiar with it than I am. I keep meaning to contact one of the ministers who are trained in it, but I am far away from both of them.

QQ, do have any familiarity with this practice?

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Re: Reidan

Post by markatex » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:48 pm

Here is some info on Reidan from the Seattle temple's website: http://seattlebuddhist.org/reidan.html

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Re: Reidan

Post by Queequeg » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:13 pm

Hi Mark, I'm sorry, I don't.
I would be interested to hear more about it. It sounds like something from the Toki Jonin lineage based at Hokekyo-ji.
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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

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Re: Reidan

Post by markatex » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:58 pm

Possibly. I don't really know anything about the lineages in Nichiren Shu. What makes it seem like a practice that originated with that lineage?

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Re: Reidan

Post by Queequeg » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:06 am

This is just my impression. That lineage seems to have tapped into Japanese ascetic traditions. For instance, they are the lineage that started the 100 day aragyo practice which enables priests to conduct kito blessings. I understand it's now practiced widely in Nichiren Shu. Japanese asceticism is probably best exemplified by yamabushi who combine Buddhism, particularly tantric Buddhism with indigenous mountain religion. Tendai has a close association with yamabushi practice and they have a well known kaihogyo practice on Hiei which clearly draws on Yamabushi influence. I believe the ascetic traditions also include reidan type practices.

Nichiren Shu Aragyo
Tendai Kaihogyo
Yamabushi Shugyo
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

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Re: Reidan

Post by Minobu » Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:55 pm

markatex wrote:Here is some info on Reidan from the Seattle temple's website: http://seattlebuddhist.org/reidan.html
unreal!
I've always suspected this as such. and tended to try and turn if all off due to GAKKI input on such "Mystical" matters.

of course it'a my Karma , and well just reading this tells me IT has changed a little.

thanks to everyone who participates here.

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