Kogen Kamahori completes doiri

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Kogen Kamahori completes doiri

Post by kirtu » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:51 pm

It has been reported that Tendai monk Kogen Kamahori has completed the doiri. Presumably he is now Ajari. He will complete the kaihogyo training in 2017.
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Kogen Kamahori after 9 day practice
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A Buddhist monk on Wednesday finished a grueling nine-day ritual of not eating, drinking, or sleeping as he chanted sutras 100,000 times.

The endurance test by 41-year-old Kogen Kamahori made him a living form of the Buddha, according to his temple’s beliefs.

He was the 13th monk to complete the test since the end of WWII.

The monk emerged from a training facility at Mount Hiei, a holy mountain that straddles Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, to be greeted by some 600 onlookers and members of the media.

Dressed in a white robe, he appeared shortly before 2:00 a.m. and was assisted by fellow monks.

The program is considered the toughest part of a seven-year training that includes a total of 1,000 nonconsecutive days walking around the mountain in a bid to achieve enlightenment.

He started in 2011 and had completed 700 days of walking before beginning his fast. He is expected to finish the mountain walk in the fall of 2017.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Kogen Kamahori completes doiri

Post by DGA » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:14 am

I rejoice in his great merit. :bow:

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