Shugendō (修験道) is a 1500+ year-old syncretic religious path of training and testing combining elements of Esoteric-Buddhism, Mountaineering-Asceticism, Shinto and Taoism. Shugendō is characterised by its periodic rituals of spiritual death & rebirth, pilgrimage, ascetic exercises, retreat and meditation practices. The Koshikidake (甑嶽山) sect's home temple, Kannon-ji (観音寺), is located in Yamagata prefecture, Japan. This is the site of a branch located in Meanjin (Brisbane, Australia).
Oceania Shugendo Cultural Studies Group
koshikidake shugen // shugendō studies oceania
REBIRTH THROUGH NATURE
koshikidake shugen // shugendo studies oceania
upcoming 11/2020 retreat ft. mitsunaga dai-ajari click for interview