ISA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
NOW ACCEPTING MEMBER APPLICATIONS AND 2020 MEMBER DUES
Annual dues for beginning members is $80.00. This includes the Shugendo Daily Recitation Book, which contains foundational texts, mantra, and mudra that you may begin to practice immediately. You will also be invited to join closed Facebook groups that contain video instruction to help with learning this.
Before you join, there are some important points to know:
Shugendo is a tradition with many hidden teachings that can only be imparted face-to-face within a committed teacher-student relationship. Instruction in further practices beyond the daily recitation requires you to meet with Koshikidake Soke or one of his students. Please be aware that it is not possible to learn Shugendo solely from home: some traveling to events in N. America - or to Mountain Training in Japan - will be necessary if you are serious about learning.
There is a popular misconception that Shugendo is a kind of martial art practice, or a mystical system used by ninja warriors. In fact, Shugendo is a demanding religious practice. Please only apply if you are deeply interested in Shugendo as a path of spiritual awakening and service to others. Shugendo practice is difficult and requires a great deal of study.
TO JOIN ISA, please do the following:
1. Fill out the application and push "send" (we request your Facebook page link so that you can be invited to closed groups). Please be sure to give us your entire mailing address including postal code.
2. Submit your $80 annual dues using the PayPal button below. (If for some reason we choose to decline your membership, your dues will be immediately refunded.) Note that your membership application will not be reviewed until you submit the annual dues.
3. Don't forget to join our mailing list when you are done by clicking at the top right (or bottom) of this page.