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Danjo Garan Complex

Having selected, in 816, with the assistance of this trusty vajra (see below), Koyasan as the base for the establishment of Shingon Buddhism in Japan, the priest Kukai (posthumously Kobo Daishi) set about building temples, meeting rooms, and above all the training area necessary for this new religion. 617 more words


Kongobu-ji - Head Temple of Shingon Buddhism

The first temple on this site, Daidenbo-in, was built in 1133 by the monk Kakubun, with the support of the then Emperor, Toba. Nothing of this temple remains today. 383 more words


Okunoin – The Inner Sanctum

Having made our way along the sacred path, lined with tombstones and stone lanterns (many moss covered) and tall cedar trees, for almost two kilometres from Ichinohashi Bridge through the… 647 more words


Some thoughts on Karma

Karma is possibly one of the most misunderstood Sanskrit terms to make it in to common usage. So in an effort to help clarify this I’ve put together some thoughts on Karma. 837 more words


Accepting the Unacceptable
by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

Over the last century or so, death has been becoming increasingly institutionalised and removed from immediate experience. It is no longer a common experience in concrete terms. 2,346 more words

Buddhist Quote

Let's try to Drown Hatred with Love

Yes, the above is news not many Buddhist want to hear or would want to read. Let me share my reflections and thoughts. Hope someone will read it. 368 more words

Society And Community

Thailand's Buddhist monks order reforms ahead of royal transition

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Under growing pressure from Thailand’s military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched a fresh round of reforms in recent weeks to clean up temples and overhaul a religion stalked by scandal.