Tendai meditations

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Tendai meditations

Post by Luke » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Tendai Buddhists practice a wide variety of meditations.

This webpage describes many of them:
http://www.tendai.org/index.php?id=45" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kaihogyo sounds interesting.

The kaihogyo is a full-day event, walking meditation through the country-side, for a distance of about 17 miles. Kaihogyo practice too, is based upon Chih-i’s method of samadhi while constantly walking and follows the similar practice held on Mt. Hiei. Meditation in motion out-of-doors offers fertile ground for myriad contemplations and includes esoteric practice, devotion and veneration of nature. It is also a pilgrimage and practitioners discover sacred spots and often stop for the recitation of mantra and the visualization of deities.

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Re: Tendai meditations

Post by Seishin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:11 am

Thanks Luke,

Here are a couple of books that are good for anyone interested in the Tiantai/Tendai meditation methods.
The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation By Chih-i (Founder of Tiantai)
The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime By Chih-i (Founder of Tiantai)


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Re: Tendai meditations

Post by DGA » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:07 pm

Hi Luke,

If you're in Europe and interested in Tendai, start here. http://www.tendai.eu" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is another resource... http://dctendai.blogspot.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you have questions, let 'er rip!


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