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by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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IMG_20160610_112937.jpg Another picture of the stupa. IMG_20160610_113256.jpg Out of the main yard, there is another screen wall. The 即是靈山 “Here is the Vulture Peak” was written by the famous charismatic monk 印光 Yin'guang who preached the Pureland School in modern China. My impression is that Yin'g...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

rsz_img_20160610_113103.jpg The Stupa. 東土釋迦 = The Sakyamuni in the Eastern Land. Ven. Zhiyi is widely considered to be equivalent to the Buddha in terms of his wisdom. Also, some Chinese Buddhists actually believe that he was one incarnation of the Buddha. IMG_20160610_112946.jpg In the hall, behin...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160610_103120.jpg The front-gate of the monastery where Zhiyi's stupa is located. 智者塔院 = The Court of Zhizhe (Wise-man, a title given to Zhiyi by the emperor)'s Stupa. IMG_20160610_103155.jpg The next gate. Also the 智者塔院. IMG_20160610_103354.jpg The Hall of Zhiyi's Stupa. 智者肉身塔 = Zhizhe/Zhiyi...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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A bas relief of Ven. Zhiyi's calligraphy. 說妙法藏 basically means "propagating the kośa of the sublime dharma."
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A corner of the monastery.
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On the path to Zhiyi's Stupa.
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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IMG_20160609_113137.jpg Stelae dedicated to Ven. Sangwol Wongak, Ven. Zhiyi, and Ven. Uicheon (from the left). IMG_20160609_113446.jpg The Hall of Avalokitesvara. IMG_20160609_113653.jpg Another recently-constructed Hall of Ven. Zhiyi. Tourists are not allowed to enter so I only took a picture from...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4228

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_112815.jpg The Stupa/Monument established by the Japanese Nichiren-shū, with Namu-myōhō-renge-kyō 南無妙法蓮華經 on the facade. IMG_20160609_112834.jpg Gathas from the Lotus Sutra on the other sides. IMG_20160609_113213.jpg The Hall in memory of the Sino-Korean Tiantai lineage. In the middle ...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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The stela dedicated to Ven. Zhiyi.
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The stela in memory of Saicho's study experience here.
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The stela of the farewell poem given to Saicho by his teacher.
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Views: 4228

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IMG_20160609_112053.jpg The Hall of Medicine Buddha (Bhaisajya-guru). IMG_20160609_112552.jpg View of the Sui Pagoda from the back of the Main Hall. IMG_20160609_112531.jpg The Japanese Pavilion. Inside are three stelae in memory of Master. Saichō, the founder of the Japanese Tendai School, and his...
by FromTheEarth
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4228

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Thank you all! I feel so glad and fortunate to meet you the friends of dharma! And especially my most sincere gratitude and honor to you, Dr. Swanson. Partly for your making the such masterpieces of Buddhist teaching available to the Western world. But also for the benefits you bring to us contempor...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_105755.jpg Also in the Main Hall: Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, on the back side of Buddha's statute. IMG_20160609_110630.jpg This is another hall. It is dedicated mainly to Ven. Zhiyi, and also to the patriarchs of the Tiantai School and to those monks who once played an important role ...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

In the Main Hall:
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Buddha Sakyamuni with Ven. Ananda and Ven. Kasyapaya.
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Bodhisattva Samantabhadra/Universal Worthy, with his six-teeth white elephant.
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Bodhisattva Manjusri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom, with his blue lion.
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4228

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Seishin wrote: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 pm Thank you for these amazing photos and my sincere condolences for the loss of your father
Namo Amitabha. Thanks!
The only thing I can do for him now perhaps is to bring more joy to others, including sharing this journey with people interested in the Tiantai tradition (ง •̀_•́)ง.
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4228

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_104427.jpg The inner gate. "Guoqing Monastery." Entering into this building, you may see the statutes of Boddhisattva Maitreya and Weituo, and two other guardian deities of Buddhism. IMG_20160609_104607.jpg Yuhua Hall or the Hall of Flowers raining down from the Heaven. This hall is ac...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_103859.jpg A stela "When Yixing comes, the water would run to the west." IMG_20160609_104151.jpg The front gate of Guoqing Monastery. 國清 Guoqing, which literally means "the Country (or this Saha world) becomes pure" 講Lecture 寺 Monastery/Temple. It is interesting that most Tiantai monas...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 4228

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

IMG_20160609_103637.jpg Outside the monastery, there are two famous screen walls, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_screen . This one 教觀總持 roughly means "(Buddhist) doctrines and practices completely held", which is a praise to Ven. Zhiyi and the Tiantai School saying that the Tiantai system...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
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Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

The first station is Guoqing Monastery. It's established according to Ven. Zhiyi (Master Zhizhe)'s last will, and is considered to be THE Tiantai monastery, the core of Tiantai School, in China. The wiki entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guoqing_Temple should be helpful for the Western readers. IM...
by FromTheEarth
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
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Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Hello everyone, Brief self-introduction: I'm a Chinese Buddhist and currently studying in the U.S. This year is the third consecutive year I've paid a pilgrimage visit to the Tiantai Mountain, where Ven. Zhiyi practiced and educated his disciples and where the Tiantai/Tendai School got its name. Bef...
by FromTheEarth
Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 49
Views: 9248

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Is that one translated into English? To my knowledge, unfortunately no. I do hope in the future I may have enough time and strength to translate it, if no translation is yet available at that time. There are at least a few people here who would cheer you on and be grateful for your efforts. :smile:...
by FromTheEarth
Wed May 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 49
Views: 9248

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Queequeg wrote: Wed May 02, 2018 5:25 pm
FromTheEarth wrote: Wed May 02, 2018 4:32 pm An Explanation of the Dharma Gateway of Dhyāna Pāramitā
Is that one translated into English?
To my knowledge, unfortunately no. I do hope in the future I may have enough time and strength to translate it, if no translation is yet available at that time.
by FromTheEarth
Wed May 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 49
Views: 9248

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Meditation from Nagarjuna's Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra Thanks for your knowledgeable contributions. What is the title of this text? Nagarjuna's book is called 大智度論 in Chinese. Zhiyi's book is called An Explanation of the Dharma Gateway of Dhyāna Pāramitā (釋禪波羅蜜次第法門; T46.1916). As mentioned before, we...

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