Is there a possibility in the near future for creating a subforum for the Huayan/Kegon school?

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Is there a possibility in the near future for creating a subforum for the Huayan/Kegon school?

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I am very interested in the Huayan/Kegon school and its intepretations, doctrines, commentaries, beliefs, patriarchs, liturgy, canon of scriptures and so on, but there is not very much in the internet about it. The Avatamsaka sutra which is their central text is one of the most interesting texts of world literature.

There still exists the Kegon school in Japan but theyre internet presence is not so big. And like Shingon theyre not very keen to do missionary work (my impression). I never saw videos or teachings on the internet.

Does anybody practices in the Kegon school, knows anything about this tradition/school?
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The school does not really exist anymore. There are a couple Kegon-shu temples and maybe some lay families, but its not really a living school anymore.
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

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Is there a possibility in the near future for creating a subforum for the Huayan/Kegon school?

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Queequeg wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:36 pm The school does not really exist anymore. There are a couple Kegon-shu temples and maybe some lay families, but its not really a living school anymore.
Thats really sad. I had the impression that besides the Kegon temples, that there were a small surviving lineage in mainland China.
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nomono wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Queequeg wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:36 pm The school does not really exist anymore. There are a couple Kegon-shu temples and maybe some lay families, but its not really a living school anymore.
Thats really sad. I had the impression that besides the Kegon temples, that there were a small surviving lineage in mainland China.
That could be.

In any event, we will not be making a forum for a tradition that does not have any members who participate here. You are welcome to discuss the tradition in any of the appropriate general fora.
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

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta
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nomono wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:26 pmI am very interested in the Huayan/Kegon school and its intepretations, doctrines, commentaries, beliefs, patriarchs, liturgy, canon of scriptures and so on, but there is not very much in the internet about it.
There's not much about it in English in general. At least in Korean Buddhism Hwaeom is upheld as the main form of the doctrinal teachings, so volumes 4 and 5 in The Collected Works of Korean Buddhism contain some original translations. However, note that there is no separate Hwaeom school.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"
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What is its main philosophy and what is the main practice that members do?
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