Pilgrimage to Koyasan, Headquarters of the Shingon Tradition of Japanese Buddhism

[dalailama.com] Koyasan, Japan, 13 April 2014 – Skies were grey and there was a chill in the air this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left Kyoto to drive to Koyasan. The Koyasan mountains south of Osaka are the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism, sometimes referred to as Esoteric Buddhism, an epithet for the path of secret mantra.

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