## Ven. SAICHO (767–822)

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Saichô (767-822), the founder of the Tendai sect, promoted the Lotus Sutra and criticized the Nara sects, which were influenced by Hinayana doctrines. […] After moving his capital again, this time to Heian-kyô in 794, Kanmu funded Saichô’s participation in the 804 mission to China, where the monk studied at Mount T'ien-t'ai under Hsiao-jan, and was ordained under Tao-sui at T'ai-chou [a town - tmc, 28 Sep 2013] monastery. Saichô brought back with him ritual instruments and over 200 Chinese manuscripts, which he presented to Emperor Kanmu.
-Adolphson (2000: 5, 28-33, 37-44, 55, 57)
-McCullough & Shively, eds. (1999: 463-5, 485-7, 495-7)
-Hieizan = Mt. Hiei Enryaku-ji (1999: 16, 24, 42, 60-1)
-“Ennin.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ennin
- Groner (2000:281)

"[Dengyo [伝教] (767–822) Also known as Saicho ] In 804, accompanied by his disciple Gishin who acted as interpreter, Dengyo went to China. After making a pilgrimage to Mount T'ient'ai, the center of the T'ient'ai school, they stayed in the province of T'aichou, where the center was located. There Dengyo received the essentials of T'ient'ai Buddhism from Miao-lo's disciple Tao-sui and then from Hsing-man, another disciple of Miao-lo. He also received the bodhisattva precepts, or those of perfect and immediate enlightenment, from Tao-sui, the Zen teachings from Hsiao-jan, and the anointment of Esoteric Buddhism from Shun-hsiao. In 805 he returned to Japan […]"
Input by: tmciolek, Sep 28, 2013

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