Shingon is a form of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism. It was founded in 804 AD by Kobo Daishi in Japan. It is based on the Mahavairocana Sutra and the Vajrasekhara Sutra, the elemental sutras of Shingon. There are three key secrets – the body, speech and mind and through knowledge of these secrets we are able to attain enlightenment in our own bodies.
If we can sustain this state of mind, we can become one with the Universe, the Mahavairocana Buddha. Nature such as mountains and oceans and even humans express the truth described in the sutras.
In this ravishing HD video and beautiful chanting we can begin to feel the masteries expressed in this rarified form of Buddhist practice.
Finally out of reach -
No bondage, no dependency.
How calm the ocean,
Towering the void.
Tessho's death poem