Shingon


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Noun1.Shingon - a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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In some cultures, there are fire rituals that embody literal or symbolic events, such as in the Shingon School of Japanese Buddhism that practises the esoteric Goma fire ritual.
It was constructed as a Shingon Buddhist outreach center in 1917 and served a central role in the religious lives of Japanese settlers in the region.
It was traditionally considered sacred, and is a major pilgrimage site for followers of the Shingon school of Buddhism.
Thirty-year-old Shingon priest and American-born Daniel Kimura became impatient with some of the tourists who had a temple-stay experience at the famous Sekishoin Temple in Mount Koya, Wakayama Prefecture, according to The Guardian.
One of Japan's holiest pilgrimages sites and the centre of Shingon Buddhism, this working complex allows visitors to stay in several of its 52 temples where guests sleep (on the floor) in simple ancient rooms, eat shojin ryori (vegan cuisine) and join the monks for their morning chanting.
In September 1970, various priests, students, and lay followers of Buddhism's Nichiren and Shingon sects, led by Buddhist scholar Umehara Masaki, chanted the mantra of jusatsu, or "deadly curse," and the Avalokitesvara Sutra in front of factories known to have polluted the air in Yokkaichi and the water in Kamioka, among other places.
But she described how, during the late Heian and Kamakura (1185-1333) periods, kami began to be juxtaposed with the fierce-looking and powerful of deities esoteric Buddhism as it developed within the Japanese Tendai and Shingon temples, certain branches of Zen, Nichiren, and mountain ascetic movements.
Also, the poem "Toji," written at Shingon temple at Kyoto, conveys a distinctively Beat combination of reverence and irreverence.
Faure explains his connections to a passage in the Yiqi Jing in which the buddha Mahavairocana enters the so-called "horse penis samadhi." He also discusses Aizen's importance within the allegedly heretical branch of Shingon Buddhism known as the Tachikawa-Ryu.
Main Religion in this village was Buddhism(Shingon Sect (1) and Souka Gakkai (2) as a secular group of Nichiren Sect (3).
It fell out of favor around the end of the 19th century, concurrently with the growing European influence.Its legendary founder is Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi,the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism, who is said to have brought the teachings of male love over from China, together with the teachings of the Buddha.
of California-Santa Barbara) explores techniques for interpreting the world that have been developed within Buddhism over the centuries, taking as a case study Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, especially the variant developed within the Shingon tradition.