I propose the basis of International Tendai, for laity and ordained, should be awakening of the participant through practices, devotion, and study. This in turn leads to positive contributions to self, family, society, and the environment, engaged service to others, integration of the sacred and the provisional to attain peace and equanimity on earth and an assurance of liberation, now and in the future.from the paper "Tendai Overseas and its Future" by Monshin Paul Naamon, given at the Commemorative Special Symposium for the 40th Anniversary of Tendai Buddhism Overseas, near Mt Hiei, Japan.
02 December 2013
Contemplation: Basis of International Tendai
After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your object of contemplation: