Tendai & TienTai Resources

Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:11 pm

Please post here resources for learning and practicing Tendai Buddhism.
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby BuddhaSoup » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:34 pm

Here's one I purchased and have been carrying around with me this year. http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Buddhi ... 1935413007

It's outstanding, and while this book serves in part as an illustration of the beauty and gravitas of Tien Tai and Tendai tradition, it's also a very enjoyable read, and has instructions and commentary on shi-kan practice from Ven. Chih-i that resonate very nicely today. Folks interested in meditation practice from almost any tradition would enjoy and benefit from this book. I carry it around as it is a manual that "speaks" to me and keeps me on track, day to day. I haven' found many travel companions like this one. I understand the great Chih-i wrote this to help his brother who was struggling with some life issues, so my sense is that he wrote this with some real compassion and a sense of upaya in his heart.

I also carry this one around: http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Like-Mountai ... 1896559174 It's a very nicely written and practical 21st century view of the ancient practice of walking meditation. Rev. Innen wrote in this book that he wanted to write a "magnum opus" about Tendai practice, but for now has written a very solid view of walking as meditation, from simply doing small exercises at home off the cushion, to the magnificence of Tendai Kaihogyo, and everything in between. Again, a very relevant book for anyone in practice from any tradition looking for a well written and illustrated guide to walking meditation.
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:36 pm

Relevant links of particular interest for those in the US:

www.tendai.org

http://caltendai.org
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Doko » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:50 am

We just received our copies of Innen's new book. Looking forward to reading that one!
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:50 pm

Doko wrote:We just received our copies of Innen's new book. Looking forward to reading that one!


Glad you brought it up. Innen Ray Parchelo has a book out on contemporary walking meditation, Tendai-style. Find it here:

http://walklikeamountain.blogspot.com/
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Seishin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Also found this brief summery of Tendai http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/j ... 80/ch7.htm
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby coldwater » Tue May 21, 2013 1:46 am

Master Chi Hoi, San Francisco

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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue May 21, 2013 2:52 am

Don't know anything about Tendai, but maybe this is of interest:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/142671519/Kuden-the-Oral-Hermeneutics-of-Tendai
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Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:43 pm

Note that, in the higher tantras, there is talk of a self and an I, even though in the lower teachings the absence of self and the absence of I is what is always proclaimed. - Tony Duff
To educate the educated is notoriously difficult. - Jacques Barzun
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby adept » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:08 pm

Thanks to everyone who has provided links so far.
There's enough material to keep me occupied for several lifetimes. :reading:
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:34 pm

Here are some Tendai temples and practice groups I know if in Europe (please add more information as available in this thread; I recognize that much of this is incomplete)

YakuShi-Do, UK led by Ganshin E. Rock

Tenryuzanji Lagorai Buddhist Temple, near Venice, Italy led by Fushin Franz Zampiero

Denmark Tendai Sangha, led by Shomon Pia Trans

information here:
http://tendai.eu/?page_id=39

I am currently compiling such information on other parts of the globe outside Japan. stay tuned...
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:37 pm

In India:

Zenjorin Temple

Pannya Metta Sangha

these are near Nagpur.

led by: Hoten Sangharatna Manake
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:49 pm

In South America:

Joganji Temple, in Diadema, Brazil (near Sao Paulo)


note: I'm including here only the information that I know, and that I know to be suitable for posting on a public forum (if I don't have permission to post a phone number or email address, or if I can't find a link online to such information, then I'm not posting it.) if others have such information, I encourage them to offer it here. thanks
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:17 pm

Hawaii & Oceania...

Palolo Kwannon Temple, led by Eshin Irene Matsumoto (bilingual in English and Japanese)
3326 Paalea St, Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 737-5177

Tendai Mission of Hawaii, led by the esteemed Ara Sensei (Japanese only)
23 Jack Ln, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 595-2556
http://www.tendaihawaii.org/

a nice introduction to Ara Sensei's teaching is available here: http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/Ara-Ryoka ... gs-of-.php

Among Ara Sensei's students are the leaders of two Tendai centers in Australia and one in California:

Tendai Sangha of Australia, Tendai Makashikan-in, led by Jiryo Andrew Moxon
...in Brisbane. There is a contact form available here:
http://tendaiaustralia.org.au/

Jikai Tyler Dehn, who sometimes participates here at DharmaWheel, has established a dojo in Sydney, Australia. contact:
jikai.tendaiau@gmail.com

Hawaii Tendai Institute, California Learning Center, led by Ryoei Tyler
based in or near Sacramento, California, USA.
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Re: Tendai & TienTai Resources

Postby Jikan » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:30 pm

North America, excluding Hawaii:

California Tendai Monastery, led by Keisho Leary
in a rural area west of Santa Rosa, California
http://caltendai.org/
http://vkleary.blogspot.com/

Tendai Buddhist Institute
Jiunzan Tendai-Ji
New York Betsuin
led by Monshin Naamon, Abbot
www.tendai.org
near Canaan, NY

Branch sanghas of TBI include:

Nishi Tendai Sangha, Albany, NY
https://sites.google.com/site/nishi0tendaisangha

Nagado Buddhist Sangha, Springfield, MA
https://sites.google.com/site/springfie ... ibuddhist/

Blue Mountain Sage Sangha, Denver, CO
http://www.tendaicolorado.com/about.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tendai-C ... 2851974101
http://www.meetup.com/Tendai-Colorado-B ... ge-Sangha/

Celestial Drum Tendai Sangha, in Indian Lake, NY
http://adirondacktendai.org/

Great River Sangha, near Washington, DC
http://dctendai.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DCTendai
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/dctendai

Tendai Canada
Red Maple Sangha, led by Innen Ray Parchelo
with meetings near Ottawa and elsewhere in Canada.
http://www.realperson.com/welcome.htm
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