shingon

  1. Daigo-ji

    Daigo-ji

    Daigo-ji (醍醐寺 Daigo-ji) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Its main devotion (honzon) is Yakushi. Daigo, literally "ghee", is used figuratively to mean "crème de la crème" and is a metaphor of the most profound part of Buddhist thoughts. Daigo-ji was founded in the early...
  2. Kongokai Mandara

    Kongokai Mandara

    In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Diamond Realm (Skt. वज्धातु vajradhātu, Jp. 金剛界 kongōkai) is a metaphysical space inhabited by the Five Wisdom Buddhas. The Diamond Realm Mandala is based on an esoteric Buddhist sutra called the Vajrasekhara Sutra. The Diamond Realm is a very popular subject for...
  3. Shingon Buddhism

    Religion Shingon Buddhism

    Shingon (真言宗 Shingon-shū) is a major Buddhist sect and a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism, founded by the Japanese monk Kūkai (空海) at the beginning of the 9th century. It is also referred to as the Shingon-darani (Sanskrit: mantra-dharani) sect, or the Dainichi (Mahāvairocana) sect, and generally as...
  4. Osu Kannon

    Osu Kannon

    Ōsu Kannon (大須観音) belonging to the Shingon sect located in central Nagoya.
  5. Osu Kannon

    Osu Kannon

    Buddhist Shingon priest at Ōsu Kannon in Nagoya
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