Timing of Goma ceremony

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Timing of Goma ceremony

Post by KiwiNFLFan » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Hi, I'm a Buddhist from New Zealand who is currently visiting Japan. At the moment I'm in Kyoto. I've read about Shingon Buddhism and would like to attend a Goma ceremony. What time of day are they normally performed? Does anyone know of a particular temple in Kyoto where they know the time the Goma is performed? Any help here would be good. Thanks.

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Re: Timing of Goma ceremony

Post by Queequeg » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:40 pm

I did a quick search but can't find contact info - try reaching out to Rev. Thomas Eijo Dreitlein at Koyasan University.
https://www.koyasan-u.ac.jp/info/teache ... dreitlein/
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Entered a stupa compound
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Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
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Re: Timing of Goma ceremony

Post by Queequeg » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:03 pm

You could try contacting him through his profile here:
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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Timing of Goma ceremony

Post by Queequeg » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:06 pm

Tendai also perform Goma. You might contact Jikai, also a user here, who might have info on Tendai events.
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Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Timing of Goma ceremony

Post by Shaku Kenshin » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:33 am

If you are also going to Tokyo, you could visit Fukugawa Fudodo. They perform the goma ceremony five times per day.

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