Tendai
Tendai (天台宗, Tendai-shū) is a Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism, a descendant of the Chinese Tiantai or Lotus Sutra school.David W. Chappell frames the relevance of Tendai for a universal B...
Sōhei
Sōhei (僧兵, literally "monk warriors";, fighting monks) were Buddhist warrior monks of feudal Japan. At certain points of history they held considerable power, obliging the imperial and militar...
Ryōgen
Ryōgen (良源, 912 – January 31, 985 AD) was a chief abbot of Enryaku-Temple (Enryaku-ji) in the 10th century, and the founder of the tradition of warrior monks (sōhei).Over the course of the 1...
Ennin
Ennin (圓仁 or 円仁, AD 793 or 794 – 864), who is better known in Japan by his posthumous name, Jikaku Daishi (慈覺大師), was a priest of the Tendai school.
He was born into the Mibu (壬生) family in p...
Śubhakarasiṃha
Śubhakarasiṃha (637-735 CE) (traditional Chinese: 善無畏; pinyin: Shànwúwèi; Japanese: Zenmui; Korean: 선무외, Seonmuoe; Vietnamese: Thiện Vô Uý) was an eminent I...
Taisan-ji (Kobe)
Sanshinzan Taisan-ji (三身山太山寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan. It was established by Empress Genshō's instruction in 716.Taisan-ji's Main Hall completed in 1293 is a National ...
Fuki-ji
Fuki-ji (富貴寺) is a Tendai temple in Bungotakada, Oita Prefecture, Japan. The temple was established in 718. Its Amida-dō is generally called Fuki-ji Ō-dō. It is the oldest wooden structure in Kyus...
Yasaka Kōshin-dō
Yasaka Kōshin-dō (八坂庚申堂), or in its full name Daikoku-san Kongō-ji Kōshin-dō (大黒山金剛寺庚申堂, ) is a small temple located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. The temple can be found in the vicinity o...
Ichijō-ji
The Hokkesan Ichijō-ji (法華山一乗寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Kasai, Hyōgo, Japan. It was established by Emperor Kōtoku's instruction in 650.The pagoda at Ichijō-ji completed in 1171 is a Nati...
Saichō
Saichō (最澄, September 15, 767 – June 26, 822) was a Japanese Buddhist monk credited with founding the Tendai school in Japan, based around the Chinese Tiantai tradition he was exposed to dur...
Michael Saso
Michael R. Saso (born December 7, 1930) is a professor emeritus of the Department of Religion at the University of Hawaiʻi. He is a scholar of the religious practices of Japan and China, with a parti...
An'yō-in (Kobe)
Taisan-ji An'yō-in (太山寺 安養院) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. It was created as a tatchu temple (branch) in Taisan-ji. An'yō-in's karesansui completed in Azuchi–Mom...
Enchin
Enchin (円珍) (814–891) was a Japanese Buddhist monk who founded of the Jimon School of Tendai Buddhism, and Chief Abbot of Miidera at the foot of Mount Hiei. After succeeding to the post of Tendai ...
Ennin's Diary: The Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Law
The Record of a Pilgrimage to China in Search of the Law (入唐求法巡禮行記, nittō guhō junreikōki) is a four volume diary written by Ennin, a Japanese Buddhist monk in China during the ninth century. ...
Hōkō-ji (Kyoto)
Hōkō-ji (方広寺, Hōkō-ji) is a temple in Kyoto, Japan, dating from the 16th century. Toyotomi Hideyoshi determined that the capital city should have a Daibutsu temple to surpass that of Nara. He ...
Jimon and Sammon
Jimon (寺門) and Sammon (山門), also known as the Enchin and Ennin factions respectively, were rival branches of Tendai Buddhism created in the 9th century and based on Mount Hiei just outside Kyo...
Chōhō-ji
The Sanshinzan Chōhō-ji (長保寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Kainan, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It was established by Emperor Ichijō's instruction in 1000.Chōhō-ji's Main Hall, Pagoda and Daim...
Vajrabodhi
Vajrabodhi (Ch.金剛智) (671–741) was an Indian buddhist monk and Esoteric Buddhist teacher in Tang China. He is one of the eight patriarchs in Shingon Buddhism.Vajrabodhi was the second of three Vajrayan...
Kakurin-ji (Kakogawa)
The Totasan Kakurin-ji (刀田山鶴林寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Kakogawa, Hyōgo, Japan. It was established by Prince Shōtoku's instruction in 589.Kakurin-ji's Taishidō completed in 1112, and Mai...
Etai Yamada
The Most Venerable Etai Yamada (1900 – 1999) was the 253rd head priest of the Japanese Tendai school of Mahayana Buddhism.In 1986, Yamada was invited by Pope John Paul II to be one of the few no...
Engyō-ji
The Shoshazan Engyō-ji (書寫山圓教寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect in Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan. It was founded by Shoku Shonin in 966.The complex of buildings is at the top of Mt Shosha and can be reached...
Enryaku-ji
Enryaku-ji (延暦寺, Enryaku-ji) is a Tendai monastery located on Mount Hiei in Ōtsu, overlooking Kyoto. It was founded during the early Heian period. The temple complex was established by Saichō...
Sengaku
Sengaku (仙覚, 1203–c. 1273) was a Japanese Buddhist monk of the Tendai school. He was a scholar, editor and a literary critic.His major work, Man'yōshū chūshaku, was completed in 1269. This...