8 Ceremonies for Disciples on Mount Kōya
Beatrice Lane Suzuki † [+]
In this chapter, the author discusses the ceremonies that happen at Kōya-san (Mt. Kōya), the headquarters of the Shingon Sect, there is a Shingon Ritsu (i.e. Vinaya) temple where certain ceremonies take place which are available both to priests and laymen.This temple is Entsūritsuji, popularly called Shinbessho, the head of which, Rev. Keiho Tamayama, is noted for his strict and austere life, his learning and his kindness. These ceremonies comprise the Bosatsukai, the Sanzenbutsumyō, and the Ango.