Shugendo Training by Soke Koshikidake,
We will be holding the first Shugendo Yamabushi Mountain Training and workshop here in Seattle at the Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Nichiren Buddhist Temple with Soke Koshikidake. This a very rare and exciting event to be taking place. Shugendo is a practice that has not been seen very much outside the mountains of Japan. It is a synchronistic mix of Buddhism and Shintoism that communes one with nature and allows a Buddhist practicioner to find teaching in mother earth.
Some of the practices that we will be learning are the basics of what Shugendo is, special practices using ones juzu (mala) in an ancient meditation method of the protective deity of Fudo Myo, the secret Kechien Kanjo empowerment ceremony, and actual mountain training. This will be a challenge and awakening for anyone who undertakes it. Space is limited.