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Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Karmapa's Japanese-style goma

The 17th Karmapa burns goma on Jan 14, 2014 in India as part of his Monlam ceremony. Note that the set-up on his goma platform is Japanese. The story is that priests of the Shingon sect taught him this goma several years ago. The honzon, or main image, here is Akshobya Buddha ('the Immoveable' Buddha) whereas in Japan Fudo Myo-O ('the Immoveable'Vidyaraja) is used.

1 comment:

Tyler Cook said...

AWESOME. SOUNDS WONDERFUL. WHAT'S HIS NAME? IS THAT BUDDHA IN THE LOTUS SUTRA? WHAT DOES GOMA MEAN? A RESPECTABLE SHRINE? M ~
A. MYO BUDDHA!