» 11/2021: ⚫ Mountain Retreat with Mitsunaga Kakudo Dai Ajari,
'Marathon monk' of the Tendai sect. *Postponed*
» Activity & Upcoming Events.
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).
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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: Koshikidake Shugen-shu
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:
Genpi Okuden Goma Kito-Ho (厳秘奥伝綫香護摩祈祷法).
⚫ 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
Blog of ubasoku.net
[ Outdoor votive fire festival in Higashine, Yamagata. ]
⚫ 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
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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