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— 📁 Library & Recommended Reading
 What is Shugendo? Introductions by Practitioners

A Foundation in Buddhism Part 1 [translation].

— Abandoning the Body; Aspiring to Bodhi: A Reflection on the Gates of Bodhicitta in Shugen

— Tracing the Practices of Dewa-Shugen: 'Two Breaths' and the Single-Offering Method.

— The Dignified and Quiet Heart: The Great Spirit of the Mahayana and Shugendo [translation]
The Emergence of Esoteric-Buddhism and Mountain-Valley Asceticism [translation]

— Presentation: The Cosmopolitan Historical Background of Shugendo

— An Introduction to Essence, Form and Function and its Relationship to Sadhana.

— The Wisdom of Practice: An Interview with Rev. Yanagisawa Shingo. [translation]
— Glimpses into the turbulent era of shinbutsu-bunri: The Twelve Questions.
— Glimpses into the turbulent era of shinbutsu-bunri: Mt Yudono
— Glimpses into the turbulent era of shinbutsu-bunri: Mt. Haguro
— Glimpses into the turbulent era of shinbutsu-bunri: Mt. Chokai
— The Five Stages and the Five Elements: A Reflection on Embryological Discourse in Shugendo.
— A Way of Life Called Shugendo [series - translation]
— A Compendium on Shugen [translation]
— The Inner Meaning of Genriki
— Being a Yamabushi Sekimori

The Dancing Gods of Mt Chokai Sekimori

— Notes on the ryūra ongen-shū [translation]

— History of the Okugake  [translation]
— Holy Acalanatha Sutra [translation]
— Sutra of the Raging Deity [translation]
— Mandala of the Mountain: Shugendo's Jukkai Mandara
— Shugen-Senpou: Divination methods of Shugen

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] En'no Gyoja and Shobo Rigen Daishi

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Nojo Taishi

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Post-Shobo Shugen

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Doctrinal Foundations

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Shugen's Theory of Peace and Stability in the Mind

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Shugendo's Theory of Buddhahood

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Moral Discipline and Precepts

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Shinto and the Two Mandalas

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Sutras, Sastras and Practice

— [The Development of Shugen's Doctrine] Dewa Shugen

— Tokogatame  [translation]

— Mt. Koshikidake's Nyubu (Mountain Ascetic Training)

— Kojin and Zao-ou [translation]
— Shugendo by Toyooki Mitsui [translation]

— Mt. Haguro's Akinomine (Autumn Peak Training)

— Miraculous tales of En'no Gyoja

— The Underworld and Shugenja by Rev. Okamoto Kodo [translation]

— Entering the Shugen Gate: Initiation and Ordination in Koshikidake Shugen

— Learning from Shugendo by Rev. Miyagi Tainen [translation of lecture]

— Sennichi Kaihogyo and Shugendo
— Lessons from the sanjusantsuki
— An Account of the 2014 Mountain-Entry of Koshikidake Shugen

— Notes on the 'Mirror of the Heart of Shugen' 
— Shugendo Doctrine

— Between Sacred and Mundane.

— The Gate to the Celestial World 

Hymn to En'no Gyoja [translation]

Hymn to Zaou-Gongen [translation]
— Mindful Verse of Recitation on the merit of the Great Manifestation Izuna [translation]

Secret Key to the Avalokitesvara Sutra [translation]

— Shugendo and Taoist Thought [translation]

— Nine Verses of the Shakujo
— Saint of the Moon Disk: Kakuban 

— An Introduction to the Twin Mandalas in Shugendo
— The Five Stages in the Mountain-Womb  [translation]

— The Inner World of Adhisthana-based Ritual-Prayer (kajikito) [translation]

— Life and Death: Learning from Shugendo [Suicide Prevention Society Lecture]  [translation]

— JAXA Lecture: Astronauts and Yamabushi  [translation]

— History and the Heart of Shugendo Lecture  [translation]

— Mountain Logic and Urban Logic  [translation]

— Dialogue: Noh and Shugendo  [translation]

— An Interview with Daisaburo Sakamoto [Translation]

— An Interview with Onoseki Ryuuka [Translation]

— Separation of Gods and Buddhas at Dewa Sanzan by Isao Watanabe  [translation]

— The Ancient Shugendo of Dewa: Rites of Death and Rebirth  [translation]

— A Short History of Nikko-Shugen  [translation]

— A Survey of Waterfall Practice Styles at Haguro's Aki-no-mine  [translation]

— Waterfall Training and Physiology  [translation]

— An Interview with Nakata Junei of Daigo-ji Sanboin [Translation]

— The Way of the Ascetic's Self-Exorcism by Tarobo  [translation]

— The Road to Koshikidake Shugen's Revival  [translation]

— A comparative study of Homa rites (Sanbo-in Goma-ku and Kutaku-Ho Goma-ku).

— From the Archives of Kannon-ji: Points about Gohei  [translation]

— Concerns about Dewa-Sanzan from the Yamabushi of Kotakuji-Shozen-in 

— Shinto and Buddhism: The Story of Izuna Daimyōjin  [translation]

— The Mystery of Words  [translation]

— A Tengu Sutra  [translation]

— Esoteric Buddhism: The Road to Practice and Joy in Faith 

— True Recollections of the Horagai   [translation]

— Mt. Omine's Okugake Shugyo (Okugake Trail Asceticism)  [translation]
— An Indepth Exploration of the Daily Service in Koshikidake Shugen

— The Spiritual World of Esoteric-Buddhism
— Rare Shugen documents discovered at Sakuramotobō  

— Shugendō Past and Present: Restoration of Shugen Sects 

— Religions in Japan: Many or None? (Dharma World 2016)
— Strong Like a Mountain: A Brief History of Shugendō at Mt. Koshikidake

— Takigyo, Water Ascetic Practices and The 'Ice Man', Wim Hof
— The World of Omine Shugen: Practices of Immediacy  [translation]

— The Three Mountains of Dewa and The Spirit of Yamagata
—  Haguro Shugen: Rebirth through Nature 

— The Sublime Gate of Haguro Shugendo  [translation]

— Notes on the Shozan-Engi (History of Sacred Mountains)

— Where are the Kami? 
—Lion's Roar: The Horagai (Dharma-Conch Trumpet) in Shugendō 
—[Guest Article] Oh my Bento! 
—[Guest Article] Miyoshi's View
— O-take Dainichi-Nyorai: A Servant Maid Becomes an Unlikely Shugendo Icon
— Kojin and Doji Practices in Koshikidake Shugen

— Healing, Divination, Fortune Telling and Exorcism: An Aspect of Shugendo.
— Kukai's Dream and the Shugen of Omine  [translation]
— Yama no Kami Mythology in Koshikidake Shugen
— A Brief Overview of Ascetic Practices in the Mountains & the Ten Realms Mandala
— The Legend of Shippen Shonin
—The Law of Perseverance: An Interview with Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai-Ajari [My Translation]
— Learning Through Repetition

— Initiation and the Ascetic Self Identity 

— Two Weeks at West End's House of Freedom

— Contemporary Social-Ecology and Shugendō
— Tengu: Amplifying our Conceit
— Yamabushi and Tengu by Riten Tanaka  [translation]
— Stress, Modernity and the Dharma

— Panel Discussion on World Heritage in the Kii Peninsula
— Grief as Deep Activism
— The Three Layers of Shintō
— Daranisuke - Household Medicine with Shugendo Roots
— In Memory of Deborah Bird Rose
— Shugendo at Mt. Tateyama
— An Example of Ritual Memoranda (切紙 kirigami) in Shugendo

— Turning Towards the State of the World: Grief and Praise for the Yama-no-Kami

— Shugendo at Mt. Fuji
— Fuji-Ko and the Hotsuma-Tsutae 

— Post-ordination Rites in Koshikidake Shugen
— The Meaning of Yamabushi

— Foundations of Sutra Recitation

— The Spirit of the Dewa Basin
— Jinpen Daibosatsu: Myths and Legends
— Don't Forget those on the Inside: Prison Work, Abolition and Justice
— Esoteric Astrology and Shugendo
— Remember the Myall Creek Massacre

— The New Age Power-Spot Movement and the Academic Gaze: The Impact on Shugendo

— A Conversation with Bernard Faure and Rev. Shionuma Ryojun

— Keep the Fire Burning: Remembering Dundalli
— Shugendo at Mt. Omine: From Shingu-Nachi to Yoshino

— The Wild Deity of the Three Treasures

— Dimming the Light: Being and Deity in Shugen Cosmology

— Notes on Shugendo Outside of its Cultural Context: Contemporary Issues and the Exploitation of Esoteric Sects 

— The Meaning of Shugyo

— Returning to Nature's Law: An Introduction

— Armour of Patience: Garments and Implements in Shugendo

— Shugendo Lore and Founding Myths (Engi)
— Yatagarasu in the Shugendo of Yamagata and Wakayama

— Tending to the Dead and Feeding Hungry Ghosts

— Shugendo at Dewa Sanzan and a Visit to Mt. Yudono's 'Wizard Swamp'

— The Stages of the Bodhisattva Path and the Ten Vows of Fugen-Bosatsu

— 2014 Japan Shugendo Cultural Association Conference

— Biwa by the Falls: Shugendo at Mt.Takao and the Yakuōin Temple Complex

— The Skeleton and the Bell

— A Brief Biography of the Yamabushi Restorer Shobo (Rigen Daishi).

— Dancing the Gods


Fundamental Post-Ordination Sadhana in Koshikidake Shugen: Commentaries and translations of practice manuals (shidai).


tokudo saho  

mokuyoku saho 
kiza-ho 
hajigoku-saho 

o-segaki saho
shasui saho 
kuji-juji goshinpo
ofuda 
koshi-bonten 
takishugyo-saho  
gongyo study
mine-iri saho 
horagai ryura
meido gongen gomagyo 

genpi jingi hiho tsuyō

gohei

hashiramoto shinpo 

genpi okuden senko-goma kito-ho 

saito dai-goma 

gyoja daibosatsu ho

goson-no-ho (acalanātha-vidyārāja / vaiśravaṇa / avalokiteśvara-ekadaśamukha / mahākāla / bhaiṣajyaguru)

ajikan goma

fudo-ho wata shiki 

harima-saito harai 
kaigen saho 
sairyaku hakken
dakini-ten hi-ho 
shogun-jizo-ho
chiraten-ho 
shugen senpou

torii shinzo
gohei 






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