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sanmaidou@ŽO–†“°
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Also called nenbutsu sanmaidou ”O•§ŽO–†“°. Nenbutsu ”O•§ prayers are recited, to obtain unity with *Amida ˆ’–ν‘Ι.

1@Buddhist halls used for meditation and circumambulation while contemplating physical, metaphysical or transcendental existence. It is particularly associated with the Tendai “V‘δ sect. The hokke sanmai –@‰ΨŽO–† and the jougyou sanmai νsŽO–† are the main types of sanmai meditation. The *Fugen •Œ« is enshrined in the hokke sanmaidou –@‰ΨŽO–†“° hall and the Amida is enshrined in the jougyou sanmaidou νsŽO–‘“° hall. The buildings are usually either 3 ~ 3 bays or 5 ~ 5 bays square. Many Amida halls *amidadou ˆ’–ν‘Ι“° have been influenced by sanmaidou.

2@A funeral hall at a cemetery.
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*jougyoudou νs“°, *hokkedou –@‰Ψ“°
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