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Noun1.Shingon - a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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Its legendary founder is Kukai, also known as Kobo Daishi,the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism, who is said to have brought the teachings of male love over from China, together with the teachings of the Buddha.
of California-Santa Barbara) explores techniques for interpreting the world that have been developed within Buddhism over the centuries, taking as a case study Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, especially the variant developed within the Shingon tradition.
IT'S not the first place you would expect to find the only Shingon Buddhist temple in Wales.
The UK's Shingon Buddhist head priest Tenjo - also known as Bill Wright - opened the temple in St Athan, near Barry, around two months ago offering ancient healing and meditation, alongside local therapists.
For instance, Don has a Japanese Shingon banner that can't fit in any of these pre-packaged rationalisations for the art that he was doing, because those pre-packaged rationalisations are ridiculously simplistic and don't work.
6) Kukai's Jujushinron ("Treatise on the Ten Stages of Mind") outlines a total path of religious development in ten stages, placing Confucianism at the second stage and various other non-Buddhist paths such as Daoism at the third stage, with Kfikai's own Shingon school representing the pinnacle of religious development.
Shinnyo-en began in 1936 as a community rooted in Shingon Buddhism, a lineage started in Japan more than 1,100 years ago.
The Shingon Buddhism-affiliated new religion, Shinnyo-en, mobilized teams from its youth volunteer organization SeRV to travel into Tohoku to assess damage and offer relief support.
The right use of true words: Shinto and Shingon Buddhist rhetoric in ancient Japan.
She also had ties to the Kumano tradition of Shingon Buddhism, which taught women how to avoid falling into the lake of menstrual blood that was the Jodo hell for women.
Kakukan was a clerical official at Ninnaji, a Shingon temple in northern Kyoto, which was historically headed by cloistered imperial princes.
In East Asia, the most typical example of a magico-mythological approach is Daoism, with Shingon and possibly Tendai and Nichiren in Japan as a small branch of a large Tantric area that includes Tibetan Buddhism and a considerable part of Indian religion.