within the next few years there will be several people, including Junsen Nettles and Jiko Clarke, who will be living near and on CTM, putting our plans into action. There will be a functioning temple, living quarters, and associated buildings. The leaders of the temple will all be ordained in the Tendai tradition and have specific skills that lend themselves to the goals of the reorganized CTM.
This Tendai complex will be devoted to Ikigai (Jpn. 生きがい) which is roughly translated as intellectual and spiritual settings that enable people to feel that their lives are valued. We will use Morita teachings as a guide, including and incorporating Tendai Shikan meditation, mikkyo (esoteric practices), chanting, shodo (brush calligraphy), tai chi, constructive living principles, and Buddha Dharma classes, etc. It will not be a retreat center. People can be in residence for various periods of time, and they will be expected to work and function as a monastic community, with instruction from the core teachers.
The whole story is moving and complex... very much worth a read. Enjoy: