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The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism, Part Two: Mandalas of the Kōan period By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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"The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism" is the first comprehensive analysis of Nichichiren's mandalic corpus in English. As the total number of pages in a single volume would reach over 700, the... More > book has been divided into three parts. This second volume covers the analysis of Nichiren’s moji-mandala in the Kōan years from 1278 to 1282, the period of his full maturity. The Kōan era represents the peak of Nichiren’s works, both from the viewpoint of his philosophy and aesthetics, such as calligraphy, composition style as well as the level of organization of Nichiren’s sangha. The early Hokke confraternity centered on Nichiren, was a highly organized and functional group, with a systemized logistics and communication network, covering several provinces around the Japanese archipelago even during Nichiren’s exile on Sado Island. Once he transferred to Minobu, his group grew larger and became exceptionally efficient and dynamic.< Less
Nichiren’s Sangha Series Priest Disciples: Sado Ajari Nikō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Information about Nikō in English has been scarce outside of denominational sources and for the large part in relation to the apparent contrasts with his peer Byakuren Ajari Nikkō or the... More > Hagii family, that later chose to follow Nikō due disagreements around doctrinal matters. This research paper explores the two lineages of Mobara, his hometown and Minobu, where Nikō resided for a long period. The mandalas authored by Nikō and those attributed to him, his network of connections, family background and endeavors might help to reconsider Nikō’s career within a broader perspective.< Less
The Person Nichiren Part One: Family, Childhood and Youth By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Information about Nichiren in English even outside of denominational sources covers mainly his religious activities after the establishment of his own teaching in 1253. As the family background and... More > private network of connections remain partly uncertain, a great portion of his life remain uncovered by academic research and in the legendary realm, hence mainly covered by sectarian sources. As every myth has originated by actual facts, this book explores Nichiren’s life and endeavors from a holistic perspective and might help to reconsider Nichiren’s career within a broader standpoint, including the human aspect of his personality. This first book will analyze Nichiren’s life up to the events connected with the Risshō Ankokuron and his subsequent banishment.< Less
Nichiren’s sangha series Priest Disciples: Sado Ajari Nikō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Information about Nikō in English has been scarce outside of denominational sources and for the large part in relation to the apparent contrasts with his peer Byakuren Ajari Nikkō or the... More > Hagii family, that later chose to follow Nikō due disagreements around doctrinal matters. This research paper explores the two lineages of Mobara, his hometown and Minobu, where Nikō resided for a long period. The mandalas authored by Nikō and those attributed to him, his network of connections, family background and endeavors might help to reconsider Nikō’s career within a broader perspective.< Less
Nichiren’s Sangha Series Priest Disciples: Daikoku Ajari Nichirō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Although Nichirō himself was mainly active in the Musashi and Kamakura area, he was part of a larger family sangha, that included his relative Ben Ajari Nisshō, the Ikegami brothers,... More > Nakatsukasa Yoritomo Shijō Kingō and most important his two disciples Higo Ajari Nichizō and Maka’ichi Ajari Nichi’in who created the Shijō and Rokujō offshoot lineages respectively. This essay explores Nichirō’s family ties and his role as Nichiren’s representative in Kamakura along with his uncle Nisshō as well as his network of relationships.< Less
The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism: Special Edition By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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This book is a special edition for devotees of the Fuji School, specifically affiliates of the SGI lay organization and also Nichiren Shoshu Taiseki-ji. The teachings in both groups are against... More > publishing pictures of the mandala Gohonzon. Hence this publication, originally divided into three tomes has been re-edited, omitting all mandalas pictures and masking the central inscription (Daimoku) in the diagrams and adapted into a single volume.< Less
Nichiren’s Sangha Series Priest Disciples: Daikoku Ajari Nichirō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Although Nichirō himself was mainly active in the Musashi and Kamakura area, he was part of a larger family sangha, that included his relative Ben Ajari Nisshō, the Ikegami brothers,... More > Nakatsukasa Yoritomo Shijō Kingō and most important his two disciples Higo Ajari Nichizō and Maka’ichi Ajari Nichi’in who created the Shijō and Rokujō offshoot lineages respectively. This essay explores Nichirō’s family ties and his role as Nichiren’s representative in Kamakura along with his uncle Nisshō as well as his network of relationships.< Less
Nichiren’s sangha series, Priest Disciples: Byakuren Ajari Nikkō By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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Research about Nikkō has been made primarily through denominational sources, whereas he recently attracted renewed scholarly attention. While these contents have yet to be made available in... More > English, this essay explores about Nikkō as Nichiren’s acting secretary and of one of his closest disciples as well as his network of relationships. This research might place Nikkō in a broader picture and some of the controversies around him, into a new light.< Less
The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism, Part One: Introduction, mandalas of the Bun’ei and Kenji periods By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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“The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism” is the first comprehensive analysis of Nichiren’s mandala in English. As the total number of pages in a single volume would reach 720, the book... More > has been divided into three parts. In this first volume, the origin and evolution of Nichiren’s mandala are examined, while the extant works produced in the Bun’ei and Kenji eras (2.1264~4.1275/4.1275~2.1278) are analyzed in detail. The second volume will thus examine the whole extant corpus produced in the Koan period, while in the third the missing, but catalogued mandalas will be analyzed along with a study of Nichiren’s works from an holistic perspective, including the scrolls authored by his immediate disciples and later successors, within the various traditions. Together, these three volumes shall provide the reader with exhaustive information on Nichiren’s mandala.< Less
The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism, Part One: Introduction, mandalas of the Bun’ei and Kenji periods (Paperback Edition) By The Nichiren Mandala Study Workshop
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“The mandala in Nichiren Buddhism” is the first comprehensive analysis of Nichiren’s mandala in English. As the total number of pages in a single volume would reach 720, the book... More > has been divided into three parts. In this first volume, the origin and evolution of Nichiren’s mandala are examined, while the extant works produced in the Bun’ei and Kenji eras (2.1264~4.1275/4.1275~2.1278) are analyzed in detail. The second volume will thus examine the whole extant corpus produced in the Koan period, while in the third the missing, but catalogued mandalas will be analyzed along with a study of Nichiren’s works from an holistic perspective, including the scrolls authored by his immediate disciples and later successors, within the various traditions. Together, these three volumes shall provide the reader with exhaustive information on Nichiren’s mandala.< Less