Religion Notes - Religion Japanese Buddhism-NARA Period(710-794 CE-HEIAN Period(794-1184 CE-KAMAKURA Period(1185-1333 CE-Introduced to Japan from

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Religion 03/30/11 Japanese Buddhism -NARA Period (710-794 CE) -HEIAN Period (794-1184 CE) -KAMAKURA Period (1185-1333 CE) -Introduced to Japan from Korea (650 CE) -Welcomed by Prince Shotoko -Formulated a 17 Article Constitution -Value of Harmony -Reverence for the 3 Jewels -Lotus Sutra very influential in Japanese Buddhism Nara Period (710-794): -Golden Age of Buddhist culture in Japan -Buddhists become involved in politics and corrupted -State forbids monks from proselytizing in public Heian Buddhist Sects (794-1185 CE) -Buddhism flourishes in Japan -Tendai Sect -Made Mt. Hiei its base of operations -Originates with Monk Saicho (766-822) -Lotus Sutra + adapts esoteric rituals and beliefs of Tantric Buddhism -Shingon -True Word or Mantra sect founded by KuKai -Based on Mt. Koya near Osaka -Focuses on ritual mysteries of body/speech/mind -Tantric Practices -Mudras, mantras, and contemplation -Invocation of cosmic forces embodied by bodhisattvas -Syncretized with local Japanese culture, especially Shinto
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Mandair during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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Religion Notes - Religion Japanese Buddhism-NARA Period(710-794 CE-HEIAN Period(794-1184 CE-KAMAKURA Period(1185-1333 CE-Introduced to Japan from

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