» 11/2021:    ⚫ Mountain Retreat with Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai Ajari,
                            'Marathon monk' of the Tendai sect. *Postponed*

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Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai-Ajari (光永覚道) was born in Yamagata in 1954. After ordaining at Enryaku-ji temple he began the Sennichi Kaihogyo practice in 1990 (1000 day mountain asceticism of the Tendai school). He also currently serves as advisor of the Koshikidake Shugen sect.

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For more in Mitsunaga Kakudo see my translation of:
Living in the Practice: An Interview with Mitsunaga Dai-Ajari


⚫ Foundational Material on Shugen Doctrine and Practice:

Introductory material and learning opportunities ongoing.

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October 28, 2020
Locating Shugendō through Institution, Ritual, and Narrative:
The Case of Mount Togakushi.

Lecture by Caleb Carter

 04/2020: Online Zoom Lecture from Kannon-ji:          


02/2020: JP Society Online discussion ft. Rev. Shionuma Ryojun:          Overcoming Mountains


⚫ Mt. Koshikidake Nyubu Shugyo Retreat: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

⚫ 2019: Mt. Omine: Yoshino to Nachi Pilgrimage
⚫ 2015: Mt. Haguro / Dewa-Sanzan Training

⚫ 2014: Japan Shugendo Cultural Studies Association gathering: Kyoto


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[ Outdoor votive fire festival in Higashine, Yamagata. ]

06/2021
Sangha QLD: Interventions into the Prison system Zoom Session.


13/04/2021 Zoom Lecture:

Shugendo and the politics of Indigeneity in Aoteroa

Register here.


24/11/2020 Zoom Lecture:
Divining the Future and Averting Misfortune:
The Case of Shugendō
Speaker: George Klonos (East Asian Religions; IKGF Visiting Fellow) 24 November 2020, 6:15 pm–7:45 pm 


⚫ 18/11/2020:
Defining Shugendō: Critical Studies on Japanese Mountain Religion.

In conversation with academics Andrea Castiglioni, Fabio Rambelli, Carina Roth,Kawasaki Tsuyoshi, Max Moerman, and Caleb Carter Register here.


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