SEPT 3-5, 2021
Empowerments and Teachings
in Wisconsin, USA
with special guest
KAKUDO MITSUNAGA DAI-AJARI
and led by
SHOKAI KOSHIKIDAKE SOKE
Koryu Shugen Honshu and its associated organization International Shugendo Association (ISA) invite you to this remarkable event: the first visit of Kakudo Mitsunaga Ajari to the USA. This is a precious opportunity to receive empowerments and teachings from both him and his student Shokai Koshikidake Soke, Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo.
The event location is Korinji, a Buddhist monastery on 17 forested acres 50 miles northwest of Madison, Wisconsin (about 7 miles north of the town of Reedsburg). Registration is limited.
KAKUDO MITSUNAGA DAI-AJARI is a Tendai Buddhist master and among the most eminent Japanese Buddhist figures today. He is famous as one of the "marathon monks" of Mt. Hiei, having completed the sennichi kaihogyo training - perhaps the most physically grueling spiritual practice in the world. Over a course of seven years he walked between 30 and 84 km on foot each day in the mountains - up to 200 days a year - as part of this practice. (A documentary featuring Mitsunaga Ajari may be seen here).
SHOKAI KOSHIKIDAKE SOKE is the Headmaster of Mt. Koshikidake Shugendo, and chief priest of Kannon-ji temple where that tradition has historically been centered. Aside from being the heir of his family's Shugendo tradition, he trained as a Tendai priest and in the Shugendo of Mt. Haguro's Kotaku-ji Shozen-in. He has devoted himself to restoring and preserving Shugendo teachings, and spreading them worldwide. To this end, in 2005 he founded Koryu Shugen Honshu - a recognized religious organization in Japan.
Friday September 3, 2021
Saturday September 4, 2021
9am-12pm and 2-5pm
Sunday, September 5, 2021
9am-12pm and 2-5pm
Exact activities and daily schedule to be determined by the teachers, but will include:
Kanjo (empowerments) and instruction in Shugendo practices
Goma (fire ceremony) conducted by Mitsunaga Ajari
Lecture by Mitsunaga Ajari about Buddhism, his life and practice
Cha-kai (tea ceremony gathering) offered by Jun Kawamura Sensei
***ADDITIONAL EVENT FOR ISA MEMBERS ONLY***
On Tuesday and Wednesday before the main event Koshikidake Soke will give Shugendo instruction to his students:
Tuesday October 13
Wednesday Oct. 14
10am-12pm and 2-5pm
S470 Hirst Road
Reedsburg, Wisconsin USA 53959
DONATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS:
***EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT***
***SPECIAL MONASTERY STAY OPPORTUNITY***
WE WILL BEGIN TAKING REGISTRATIONS IN FALL 2020
Early Registration Rate Currently Available!