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Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by rory » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:20 am

Gassho everyone look at this; Tendai USA Mission
http://www.tendai-usa.org/
wonderful to see
and here are links for Greece, Italy and India!
http://www.tendai-usa.org/links
gassho
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by crazy-man » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:25 am

what about
Great River Tendai Sangha
http://www.greatrivertendai.org/

Tendai Buddhist Institute
http://www.tendai.org/

Celestial Drum Tendai Buddhist Sangha
http://adirondacktendai.org/

is it the same tradition or another branch of tendai shu?

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Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by DGA » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:11 pm

crazy-man wrote:what about
Great River Tendai Sangha
http://www.greatrivertendai.org/

Tendai Buddhist Institute
http://www.tendai.org/

Celestial Drum Tendai Buddhist Sangha
http://adirondacktendai.org/

is it the same tradition or another branch of tendai shu?
It's all Tendai-shu, and it's all good stuff.
rory wrote:Gassho everyone look at this; Tendai USA Mission
http://www.tendai-usa.org/
wonderful to see
and here are links for Greece, Italy and India!
http://www.tendai-usa.org/links
gassho
Rory
This is excellent.

For some insights on the different aspects and activities of Tendai internationally, including the leadership of the Hawaii mission in the link rory posted, this thread will be useful:

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=14824

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Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by rory » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:39 pm

I pointed this out as it was particularly tragic that Rev. Keisho Leary died unexpectedly and then the California Tendai monastery burned down (it looked beautiful), so it's very encouraging to see Tendai continue in California

Also it is pretty inspiring to see woman priests in leadership roles: Rev. Ryoei Tyler and Rev. Eishin Kusaba.

DGA are you still a practicing Tendai priest or now more into Dzogchen?
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Post by DGA » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:00 pm

rory wrote:I pointed this out as it was particularly tragic that Rev. Keisho Leary died unexpectedly and then the California Tendai monastery burned down (it looked beautiful), so it's very encouraging to see Tendai continue in California

Also it is pretty inspiring to see woman priests in leadership roles: Rev. Ryoei Tyler and Rev. Eishin Kusaba.

DGA are you still a practicing Tendai priest or now more into Dzogchen?
gassho
Rory
I resigned my role as the leader of Great River Tendai Sangha about a year ago so that I could care for our new daughter and resolve some other issues. I tried to return my robes to Monshin sensei, but he refused to accept them, so officially I'm on a leave of absence. The DC sangha is now led by my friend Junsen Chris Nettles, who is doing an excellent job.

I've practiced Tibetan Buddhism in one way or another since 2003, and while there are obvious differences between Tendai and, say, Nyingma at the practices that are emphasized and the lexicon that is used, in the spirit of the teachings I see no contradictions. The Buddha vehicle is the Buddha vehicle.

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Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by rory » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:48 pm

Ah well sometimes we need a break....as long as you continue to practice the Buddhadharma that's the thing.

Though who is Rev. Ryoei Tyler, from the links it seems she's a mathematician? So very interesting. It is a very big deal to see two women in charge, A real breath of fresh air! I'm pretty excited to see this.
gassho
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Post by DGA » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:29 am

rory wrote:Ah well sometimes we need a break....as long as you continue to practice the Buddhadharma that's the thing.

Though who is Rev. Ryoei Tyler, from the links it seems she's a mathematician? So very interesting. It is a very big deal to see two women in charge, A real breath of fresh air! I'm pretty excited to see this.
gassho
Rory

I don't know her, but I did meet her in Japan in 2013. She's a student of the great Ara sensei, and she's doing good work in the Bay Area.

I agree that having giving women the opportunity to train and lead is an excellent development.

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Post by jikai » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:14 am

Rev. Dr Ryoei Tyler is one of Ara Sensei's Deshi, and my Senpai (Senior). She has always been of immense support, and her work is greatly beneficial. As mentioned, she is a mathematician by trade, and utilises it in her style of teaching. I just saw a picture of myself on the website...that is always offputting!

Her work is really beginning to blossom, and I am sure that there will be many good things to come out of all of this. Thank you for linking her new website to here Rory. She is a very skilled and sincere practitioner. I speak to her every week or so, and she always visits on her frequent trips to Tokyo.

I cannot praise Ryoei Sensei enough, for the great work she has been doing. She is always tireless, and dilligent in the practice.
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Re: Tendai Buddhism USA

Post by Seishin » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 am

Thanks for linking this Rory! :twothumbsup: Its a great website with some excellent and clear information introducing Tendai. And having women at the helm - wonderful :twothumbsup:

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