Shingon Buddhism
Shingon Buddhism (真言宗, Shingon-shū) is one of the mainstream major schools of Buddhism in Japan and one of the few surviving Vajrayana lineages in East Asia, originally spread from India to Ch...
Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert
As police say lama found in lotus positon was destined for sale on black market, there are claims it was one step away from becoming a Buddha.
Homa (ritual)
Homa (also known as homam or havan) is a Sanskrit word (Sanskrit: हवन) which refers to any ritual in which making offerings into a consecrated fire is the primary action. Its practice by "Rishis" in a...
Shugendo
Shugendō (修験道) is a highly syncretic Buddhist religion or sect and mystical-spiritual tradition that originated in pre-Feudal Japan, in which enlightenment is equated with attaining oneness with t...
Japanese Buddhist pantheon
The Japanese Buddhist Pantheon designates the multitude (the Pantheon) of various Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and lesser deities and eminent religious masters in Buddhism. A Buddhist Pantheon exists to a ce...
Wisdom King
In Esoteric Buddhism, a Wisdom King (Sanskrit विद्याराज Vidyārāja, Chinese Míngwáng 明王, Japanese 明王 myō-ō) is the third type of deity after Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Sanskrit name literally transl...
Shikoku Pilgrimage
The Shikoku Pilgrimage (四国遍路, Shikoku Henro) or Shikoku Junrei (四国巡礼) is a multi-site pilgrimage of 88 temples associated with the Buddhist monk Kūkai (Kōbō Daishi) on the island of Shikok...
Mummified monk is ‘not dead’ and in rare meditative state, says expert
As police say lama found in lotus positon was destined for sale on black market, there are claims it was one step away from becoming a Buddha.
Shinnyo-en
Shinnyo-en (真如苑, Borderless Garden of Truth) is a new religious movement in the tradition of the Daigo branch of the Shingon school of Japanese Buddhism. It was founded in 1936 by Ito Shinjo (...
Hawaii Shingon Mission
Hawaii Shingon Mission or Shingon Shu Hawaii (formerly the Shingon Sect Mission of Hawaii) located at 915 Sheridan Street in Honolulu, Hawaii, is one of the most elaborate displays of Japanese Buddhis...
Mount Kōya
Mount Kōya (高野山, Kōya-san) is the name of mountains in Wakayama Prefecture to the south of Osaka. Also, Kōya-san is a modifying word for Kongōbu-ji (金剛峯寺). There is no one mountain officially ...
Charya tantra yana
Charya tantra, Upa tantra, or Ubhaya tantra is a yana (literally "vehicle") of Esoteric Buddhism-though there is debate about whether it is considered to be buddhism, and as such is both a class of ta...
Vajrabodhi
Vajrabodhi (Ch.金剛智) (671–741) was an Indian buddhist monk and Esoteric Buddhist teacher in Tang China. He is one of the eight patriarchs in Shingon Buddhism.Vajrabodhi was the second of three Vajrayan...
Mikkyō
Mikkyō (密教, lit. "secret teachings", "esoteric, Tantric Buddhism") is a Japanese term that refers to the esoteric Vajrayāna practices of the Shingon Buddhist school and the related practices that ...
Śubhakarasiṃha
Śubhakarasiṃha (637-735 CE) (traditional Chinese: 善無畏; pinyin: Shànwúwèi; Japanese: Zenmui; Korean: 선무외, Seonmuoe; Vietnamese: Thiện Vô Uý) was an eminent I...
Shingon-shū Chizan-ha
Chisan-ha (智山派) or Chisan is a Japanese sect of Shingon Buddhism. Among the other sects of Shingon Buddhism is Buzan-ha. It is headquartered in Chishaku-in (temple) in Kyoto. Naritasan Shinshōji T...
Five Wisdom Buddhas
In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Five Dhyani Buddhas (Chinese: 金刚界五智如来 / 五方佛), also known as the Five Wisdom Tathāgatas (Chinese: 五智如来; pinyin: Wǔzhì Rúlái), the Five Great Buddhas and the Five ...
Shingon-shu Buzan-ha
Buzan-ha (真言宗豊山派, Shingon-shū Buzan-ha) is a sect of Shingon Buddhism founded in the 16th century by the priest Senyo Sōjō (専誉僧正). The main Buzan-ha temple is Hase-dera in Sakurai, Nara.To...
Kūkai
Kūkai (空海), also known posthumously as Kōbō-Daishi (弘法大師, The Grand Master Who Propagated the Buddhist Teaching), 774–835, was a Japanese monk, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist, founde...
Anraku-ji (Kamiita)
Anraku-ji (安楽寺) is a Kōya-san Shingon temple in Kamiita, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. Temple 6 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Yakushi Nyorai. The temple is said to have ...
Daikaku-ji
Daikaku-ji (大覚寺, Daikaku-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Ukyō-ku, a western ward in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The main images are of the Five Wisdom Kings, centered on Fudō. It was a villa...
Mt. Gokurakuji
Gokurakuji Mountain, at 661 meters elevation, stands near the city of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, and belongs to the Shingon Buddhist sect. The area includes a natural fir forest where w...
Kongō-zue
The kongō-zue or kongō-jō (金剛杖) is the wooden staff carried by yamabushi and the henro (or pilgrim) on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage in Japan. The kongō-zue is said to represent the body of Kōb...
Rāgarāja
Rāgarāja (Sanskrit: रागाराजा; simplified Chinese: 爱染明王; traditional Chinese: 愛染明王; pinyin: Àirǎn Míngwáng, Japanese Aizen Myō'ō) is a dharmapala deity from the Esoteric and Vajrayana B...
Tachikawa-ryu
Tachikawa-ryu (立川流) is a Japanese school of esoteric Buddhism (Mikkyō) of Shingonshu founded in 1114 by the monk Ninkan (仁寛) (1057-1123 AD) in an attempt to create a Japanese tradition correspondi...
Sangō Shiiki
Sangō Shiiki (三教指帰) is a dialectic allegory written by Kūkai in 794. It is Japan's oldest comparative ideological critique.At the time of writing, Kūkai was 24 years old. It is his debut work.
Zentsū-ji
The Byōbuura Gogakusan Tanjō-in Zentsū-ji (屏風浦五岳山誕生院善通寺) is a temple of the Shingon sect in Zentsūji, Kagawa, Japan. It was established by Zentsū Saeki, the father of Kūkai, in 813. The East Acade...
Amoghavajra
Amoghavajra (Sanskrit: अमोघवज्र Amoghavajra; traditional Chinese: 不空; pinyin: Bùkōng; Japanese: Fukū; Korean: 불공; Vietnamese: Bất Không, 705–774) was a ...
Gongen
During the era of shinbutsu-shūgō (religious syncretism of kami and buddhas) in Japan, a gongen (権現) was believed to be the manifestation of an buddha in the form of an indigenous kami, an entity ...