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|About||円教寺 Enkyoji Buddhist Network belongs to the 長妙山 圓教寺 Chomyozan Enkyoji Nichiren Shu lineage of Buddhism in Saga, Japan. Visit us @ www.enkyojibuddhistnetwork.org|
We have developed our 円教寺 Enkyoji Buddhist Network, as a way online, to support and facilitate individuals who wish to develop or have information about our Nichiren Shu Buddhist practice. We are officially recognized by Nichiren Shu Headquarters in Minobu, Japan. We are in a constant process of development in support of those who genuinely want to learn our practice regardless of their experience levels or location in the world. We currently support individuals and small groups developing from Kathmandu, Nepal to Seattle, USA, Miami, FL as well as Buffalo, NY even Stockton, CA and Argentina!
We realized when people started contacting us after seeing what our various Sangha are doing with genuine hearts wishing to receive the Buddha's Dharma, we knew we must find a way to help. We can provide answers to any questions you may have, we as an organization and as a faith encourage penetrative questioning not mindless acceptance. If you wish, we can also provide you more support in the development of a Nichiren Shu Buddhist practice through the gradual growth of your own practice and study, organically at your own pace. We also may be able to support you, eventually, in the growing of your own Sangha or even Temple in the future. This lofty goal could become real if you happen to have the calling and faith necessary for such a noble endeavor. Our 円教寺 Enkyoji Buddhist Network is focused on developing the future leaders and teachers of 21st Century Buddhism through the use of traditional Buddhist practices in the modern world not just making "converts" to Buddhism.
円教寺 Enkyoji Buddhist Network is the World Wide propagation portal of the Shinshibōen 親師法縁 Lineage of Nichiren Shu as it runs through 長栄山円教寺 Choeizan Enkyoji Temple of Seattle to our Honbu Temple, 長妙山 圓教寺 Chomyozan Enkyoji Buddhist Temple of Saga, Kyushu Japan. The Shinshibōen 親師法縁 Lineage of Abbot Kanjin Cederman Shonin and 長栄山円教寺 Choeizan Enkyoji Temple of Seattle has a long and important history. The Lineage was transmitted by Kanto Tsukamoto Shonin from 長妙山 圓教寺 Chomyozan Enkyoji Temple in Saga, Kyushu, Southern Japan.This is where Rev. Tsukamoto, Rev. Cederman’s teacher, and his family have continued this wonderful lineage of faith and practice for many generations.
圓教寺 Enkyoji was originally a Shingon Shu temple. In the 15th century, Nichijo Shonin, who was the head priest of the temple, lost a debate with the famous Nichiren Shu priest Kuonjoin Nisshin Shonin during his stay in Hizen prefecture, which was between modern Saga and Nagasaki prefectures. Following his loss to Nisshin Shonin, Nichijo Shonin converted the temple to Nichiren Shu.