Sutra Class – Feb. 5th

The articles are in Teiser, SF and Stone, J (eds.) (2009) Readings of the Lotus Sutra. Columbia University Press. Reading and discussing these articles provides a very useful context for better understanding the Lotus Sūtra as it has been lived.

Tendai-shu Establishment Day

On January 26th in 804 CE, Tendai was established by Saicho on Mt. Hiei in Japan. Once a year we observe this day and use this end of the year occasion for reflection. This is more than a historical or philosophical discussion. It is intended to provide insights...

Tendai Tutorial – Jan. 25th

An in-depth study of Makashikan by Zhiyi. The text we are using is Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-T’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho chih-kuan, translated with commentary by Paul Swanson, University of Hawai’i Press, 2018. 

Special Discussion by Ichishima Shoshin

Chapter Ten: The Result (The Fruit of Enlightenment) – from ŚAMATHA AND VIPAŚYANĀ or A Brief Clarification of the Essential Teachings of Sitting Meditation called Hsiao chih-kuan. By Tiantai Śramaṇa Zhiyi (Chih-i). This is the final...

Tendai Tutorial – Jan. 18th

An in-depth study of Makashikan by Zhiyi. The text we are using is Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight: T’ien-T’ai Chih-i’s Mo-ho chih-kuan, translated with commentary by Paul Swanson, University of Hawai’i Press, 2018.