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 are only imparted face-to-face within a committed teacher-student relationship. As a new ISA member you are not yet a disciple of our Headmaster. Instruction in practices beyond the daily recitation will require you to meet with Koshikidake Soke or one of his students in person. More advanced practices require you to commit to the Shugendo path through ordination.
Please be aware that it is not possible to learn Shugendo from home: traveling to events in Japan, N. America, or Europe will be necessary if you are serious about learning. Shugendo practice is difficult and requires a great deal of study and time.
There is a modern misconception that Shugendo is a kind of martial art practice, or a mystical system used by ninja warriors. In fact, Shugendo is a religion. It is not a supplement to martial arts, or something you can learn casually. Please do not apply for membership unless you are deeply interested in Shugendo as a path of spiritual awakening and service to others.
Our Headmaster has prepared this information for people interested in the path of Shugendo. It describes our approach, and some of the things you may eventually study. Please read it before applying: Getting Started in Shugendo
TO APPLY 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 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.