During the years 838-847AD Jikaku Daishi (Ennin) traveled in Tang-dynasty China in search of the Dharma. Today's Tendai practices, ceremonies and chants are derived in most part from this one great bodhisattva and what he learned and brought back from China. This is JOSHIN Jon Driscoll's 3-panel sumi-e.
California Tendai Buddhist MonasteryAt the temple (http://caltendai.org), one can have seclusion for the
practice of meditation, fire ceremony, ascetic practice, liturgies,
waterfalls, and mountain circumambulation, with a vegetarian regime and a
Mahayana Bodhisattva rule. From this unwordly life, one travels outside
to the world and its people, for their happiness and their benefit.
Through altruism, one transforms suffering into enlightenment. Details
and info on "My Web Page."