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SEPT 3-5, 2021 
SHUGENDO 

Empowerments and Teachings

in Wisconsin, USA

with special guest

KAKUDO MITSUNAGA DAI-AJARI

and led by

SHOKAI KOSHIKIDAKE SOKE

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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.

 

MAIN EVENT:

Friday September 3, 2021

7-9pm

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

7-9pm

Wednesday Oct. 14

10am-12pm and 2-5pm

EVENT LOCATION:

KORINJI MONASTERY

S470 Hirst Road

Reedsburg, Wisconsin USA 53959

DONATION​ AND ACCOMMODATIONS:

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***EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT***

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***SPECIAL MONASTERY STAY OPPORTUNITY***

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REGISTRATION:

WE WILL BEGIN TAKING REGISTRATIONS IN FALL 2020

I wish to inquire about the special monastery stay opportunity:
I am an ISA member, and wish to attend the Oct. 13-14 instruction with Soke:
I wish to inquire about a private hotel room:

Early Registration Rate Currently Available! 

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