Tendai Buddhism

*UNDER CONSTRUCTION*

The links below will give you a brief summery of some important aspects of Tendai Buddhist Philosophy. For a more in depth study of these concepts, please see our recommended reading list.

天台三大部 Tendai San Dai Bu – Tendai Three Major Treaties

  1. 妙法蓮華経玄義 (法華玄義) – Hokke Gengi – Profound meaning of the Lotus Sūtra
  2. 妙法蓮華経文句 (法華文句) – Hokke Mongu – Words and Phrases of the Lotus Sūtra
  3. 摩訶止観 Maka Shikan – Great Shamatha Vipashyana

天台五小部 Tendai Go Shō Bu – Tendai Five Smaller Treaties

  1. 観経疏 – Kangyo Sho (観無量寿経疏 Kammryōjukyō-sho)– Commentary on the Amitayurdhyana Sutra​
  2. 光明玄 – Kōmyō Gen (金光明玄義 Konkōmyō-gengi) – The Profound Meaning of the Golden Light Sutra
  3. 光明疏 – Kōmyō Sho – Golden Light Sutra Commentary
  4. 観音玄 – Kannon Gen (観音玄義 Kannon-gengi) – The Profound Meaning of Kannon Gyo (Chapter 25 Lotus Sutra)
  5. 観音疏 – Kannon Sho – Kannon Gyo Commentary

Other important Tendai texts

  1. 小止観 – Sho Shikan – Small (Introduction) Shamatha-Vipashyana
  2. 六妙法門 – Roku Myō Hōmon – Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
  3. 釋禪波羅密 – Shaku Zen Haramitsu – Explanation of the Perfection of Dhyana

 

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