Thursday, October 24, 2013

Back from Japan Trip!

Wow! An exhausting, but very valuable 3 weeks in Japan.

I went to Tokyo, then Osaka, then, probably the highlight of the trip, Koyasan, then Osaka, Yokohama and Tokyo.

Koyasan is the headquarters of the Japanese tantric Buddhist, Shingon School. I stayed there at a shukubo, a temple lodging for pilgrims and did Shingon jukai, taking the Buddhist precepts and then the kechien kanjo tantric initiation.

Very intense experience, instead of a tourist, I got to be a pilgrim! The picture is of the Daito, the Great Stupa, at Koyasan.

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