J A P A N ~ N C T A T O U R ~ 2 0 0 5 _SEICHI
|We stayed at a Shingon Buddhist monastery in Koyasan. At 6:00 AM, the head priest lights bundles of sticks with the intention of the fire "burning all sins out," or symbolically "burning worldly attachments."|
While the fire is burning, the monks recite holy verses. The candlelit temple had a very low ceiling which made the sounds of the chanting reverberate through the air.
The Shingon school uses Sutras, Mudras, & Mandalas in their quest
© chris forfar 2005