Gomyō ［護命］ (750–834): A priest of the Dharma Characteristics (Hossō) school in Japan. In 759 he became a disciple of Dōkō, a priest of the official temple of that school in Mino Province. Thereafter he learned the Consciousness-Only doctrine from Man’yō and Shōgu, priests of Gangō-ji temple in Nara. He received the precepts from Fa-chin ( Hasshin) of Tōshōdai-ji temple, who had come to Japan from China with his teacher Chien-chen (Ganjin). In 818 Dengyō, the founder of the Japanese Tendai school, sought permission from the emperor to construct a Mahayana ordination center on Mount Hiei. The next year Gomyō condemned the project as contrary to the Buddhist teachings in a petition to the throne. He also competed with Dengyō in praying for rain, but lost. In 827 Gomyō was designated administrator of priests by the imperial court.