Sunday, February 24, 2013

Our Form of Walking Meditation

The monastery land, with a difference in elevation of nearly 1000ft, is a consecrated site for walking meditation.  The huts are off-the-grid and uninsulated while providing protection from rain and insects.
If one has memorized the 27-syllable mantra of Fudo Myo-O, which is transmitted during an initial 3-day visit to the monastery, then he may participate in walking meditation during subsequent visits.  He may practice either as a householder bodhisattva in Shugendo or as a monk bodhisattva in Tendai.  The type of walking meditation known as kaihogyo starts with repeated 5-hour circumambulations of Cobb Mtn under the guidance of one of the resident monks. 

1 comment:

Kris said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog!!!