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Red Maple Tendai Sangha

Red Maple Tendai Sangha
92 Lorne Street North
Renfrew, ON
K7A 1K9


Resident teacher: Innen Ray Parchelo, ordained priest

Alternate contact: Jiho Cam Duff

Lineage: Our teacher is Ven. Monshin Paul Naamon; his teacher is Ven. Shoshin Ichishima; both are lineage holders, authorized by Tendai-shu from Enryaku-ji Temple, the Head Temple of Tendai-shu.

Practices: Chanting sutras, chanting mantras, circumambulation,  dana to sangha, discussion groups, meditation, precepts, retreats, sutra study, esoteric/ritual, walking: kinhin.
Meditation: Breaths (counting, noticing), calming (shamatha), chi kung, deity sadhana, insight (vipassana), just sitting (shikantaza), mudra, visualization, walking/kinhin , zazen.

Public Activities: Regular schedule of Saturday events; includes contemplative exercises and Dharma talks.

Other activities and initiatives: Monthly newsletter, “Mokugyo”; contributor to weekly religion column in Ottawa Citizen (Ask The Religion Experts).

Affiliated with: We are the Canadian affiliate centre for Tendai International, the representative body for Tendai-shu outside of Japan; affiliated with the Tendai Buddhist Institute,

Languages: English, French

Updated: March 2022