Eshin school ［恵心流］ ( Eshin-ryū): A branch of the Japanese Tendai school that regards Genshin (942–1017) as its founder. A disciple of Ryōgen, the eighteenth chief priest of the Tendai school, Genshin was also called the Supervisor of Priests Eshin because he lived in a hall called Eshin-in at Enryaku-ji temple on Mount Hiei. Kakuun, another disciple of Ryōgen, is regarded as the founder of the Danna school. Genshin valued the practice of meditation that Dengyō, founder of the Japanese Tendai school, had learned from Tao-sui, while Kakuun attached greater importance to the doctrinal studies that Dengyō had learned from Hsing-man. The Eshin school later gave rise to the Sugiu, Gyōsen-bō, Tsuchimikado Monzeki, and Hōji-bō schools.