Tendai

A Japanese school of Buddhism named after Tien Tai mountain in China and the Tien Tai school of Chinese Buddhism that arose there. In 805 Tendai was introduced in Japan by Saicho at his Enryakuji temple on Mount Hiei near Kyoto. Saicho's teachings were based on the 'Lotus Sutra' and centered around his belief that all forms of life can equally attain Buddhahood. Tendai includes aspects of Shingon and Shinto.

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A Japanese school of Buddhism that includes aspects of Shingon and Shinto. it is named after the Tien Tai school of Chinese Buddhism , in 805 introduced in Japan by Saicho at his Enryakuji temple on Mount Hiei near Kyoto. The teachings focus on the 'Lotus Sutra' and the belief that all forms of life can equally attain Buddhahood. Many popular branches of Buddhism arose within Tendai, including Pure Land, Zen, and Nichiren.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300022005. The J. Paul Getty Trust.