Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School
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352pp. October 2000
Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School
Author: Groner, Paul;
Saicho (767-822), the founder of the Tendai School, is one of the great masters of Japanese Buddhism. This edition, which includes a new preface by the author, makes available again a classic work on this important figure’s life and accomplishments. Groner’s study focuses on Saicho’s founding of the great monastic center on Mount Hiei, the leading religious institution of medieval Japan, and his radical move to adopt for purposes of ordination the Mahayana bodhisattva precepts--a decision that had far-reaching consequences for the future of Japanese Buddhist ethical thought, monastic training and organization, lay-clerical relations, philosophical developments, and Buddhism-state relations.
"A pioneering effort ... [that] deserves to join the small but growing number of works that should grace the bookshelves of those interested in Japanese Buddhism." --The Eastern Buddhist

"Impressive ... [A] solid and accurate work." --Japanese Religions

"Very interesting insight into a key element of Japanese Buddhist tradition." --The Middle Way

Author: Groner, Paul;
Paul Groner is professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.



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