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YAMABUSHI

Post by passel » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:57 am

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Post by passel » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:18 am

"I have made a heap of all that I have met"- Svetonious

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Post by passel » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:40 am

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Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:36 am

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The Yamabushi in northern Japan practice a once forbidden ancient religion. While their tradition is at risk of disappearing, it offers a way for those seeking a different path in Japan‘s society.

Walking barefoot through rivers, meditating under waterfalls and spending the nights on mountaintops - that is the way of the Yamabushi. They walk into the forest to die and be born again.

Their teachings of Shugendō 修験道 were first established 1400 years ago and peaked in popularity during the 17th century, when Yamabushi visited around 90 percent of all villages in northern Japan. The monks were said to have magical powers and served as advisors to samurai and warlords.

In the late 19th century, when Japan opened itself to the west and moved from a feudal state towards industrialization, their religion was forbidden. Only the monks of Yamagata prefecture in northern Japan practiced the tradition in secret. Their isolation near the three holy mountains of Dewa helped them to save their customs.

Today, their religion is not forbidden anymore, but there aren't many left who practice it either. Some schools have opened their doors to allow women and foreigners. They offer private courses to help maintain their sacred places: https://www.yamabushido.jp/

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Post by crazy-man » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:30 am

Journeys in Japan: Dewa Sanzan, Yamagata-Part 2


上徳寺に山伏の祭り Yamabushi Festival in the Jotokuji, Kyoto


Shugendo - The Way of Power


Sangakurin Temple Fire Ceremony


Yamabushi Warriors at the Archery Contest
https://vimeo.com/kyotodreamtrips/yamabushi

Shugendō Mountain

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Post by passel » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:30 am

nice. I'll set aside some time to go thru these
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Post by Grigoris » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:13 pm

:heart:
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Post by haha » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:26 pm

Journeys in Japan: Dewa Sanzan
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. :namaste:

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Post by Nyedrag Yeshe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:38 pm

This is Nichiren Yamabushi mountain training. Focusing on the Goddess Shichimen Daimyojin, who protects the Lotus Sutra.
“Whatever has to happen, let it happen!”
“Whatever the situation is, it’s fine!”
“I really don’t need anything!
~Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211)
ओं पद्मोष्णीष विमले हूँ फट । ओं हनुफशभरहृदय स्वाहा॥
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔ ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།

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Re: YAMABUSHI

Post by Nyedrag Yeshe » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm

crazy-man wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:30 am
Journeys in Japan: Dewa Sanzan, Yamagata-Part 2


上徳寺に山伏の祭り Yamabushi Festival in the Jotokuji, Kyoto


Shugendo - The Way of Power


Sangakurin Temple Fire Ceremony


Yamabushi Warriors at the Archery Contest
https://vimeo.com/kyotodreamtrips/yamabushi

Shugendō Mountain
The Deities of Ishizuchi Shrine are credited with saving a whole town from a severe drought here in Brazil. There is a Shrine and some yamabushi related to this shrine here!
“Whatever has to happen, let it happen!”
“Whatever the situation is, it’s fine!”
“I really don’t need anything!
~Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211)
ओं पद्मोष्णीष विमले हूँ फट । ओं हनुफशभरहृदय स्वाहा॥
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔ ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།

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Re: YAMABUSHI

Post by Queequeg » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:54 pm

Nyedrag Yeshe wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
The Deities of Ishizuchi Shrine are credited with saving a whole town from a severe drought here in Brazil. There is a Shrine and some yamabushi related to this shrine here!
Wow. Interesting.
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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