Shingon

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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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One of Japan's holiest pilgrimages sites and the centre of Shingon Buddhism, this working complex allows visitors to stay in several of its 52 temples where guests sleep (on the floor) in simple ancient rooms, eat shojin ryori (vegan cuisine) and join the monks for their morning chanting.
1) Shingon Buddhism is one of the mainstream major schools of Japanese Buddhism and one of the few surviving Esoteric Buddhist.
Kukai and the beginnings of Shingon Buddhism in Japan.