In Tendai Buddhism, we place great emphasis on the teacher / disciple relationship. For this reason, we expect that everyone sincerely interested in studying and practising in our school, will try to connect with someone from within the ordained community.
This section attempts to present a brief presentation of Buddhism and an outline of fundamental teachings of Tendai Buddhism as transmitted in Japan. Additionally, we recommend certain simple practices which can be undertaken at home. These cannot represent the comprehensive curriculum we embrace, but serve as a basic starting point until an teacher appears in the path of the seeker, offering authoritative teaching and guidance.
The content of our website is either original or adapted from official sources. For more information: The First Mahāyāna Precepts Platform on Mount Hiei by Dengyō Daishi.