Goshuin was formerly something given in exchange for copying sutra which requires dedication and effort.
Please pray before you ask for the goshuin stamp. Goshuin is the proof of prayer, not just a proof of visit..
We recommend you to purchase in advance "Goshuincho"( a book of seals) for collection of the stamps with dates from any temples and shrines, that will be of your memorable trip logs.
Goshuin ( Prayer proof seal )
Kensaku-an (name of Homa ritual hall)
Homa Fire Rituals
Our Sect is from Shingon esoteric, and the monks do incantations and prayers according to its ascetic ritual protocols. Homa fire ritual is one of them.
We do the Homa fire ritual 28th of each month at Kensaku-an, our Homa acetic hall, where we burn wooden talismans with lots of written hopes by people.
（For August and November, conducted on 21st, not on 28th )
Through the counseling , we recommend one from the three incantation options below.
１）Incantation with paper talisman empowered by Fuku-kensak kannon
２）After 1) above, we keep the talisman and continue incantation for three to five months onward.
３）Incantation only without talisman
Ema (Votive Tablet)
It was believed that the gods traveled to the human realms on horses. In the Nara period (710–794) people dedicated horses to temples and shrines, and later pictures of horses on wooden tablets were substituted for the real animals. Now variety of animals are drawn, and here we offer those of the raccoon dogs.
Meditation as one of Shingon monks’ ascetic exercises.
"Generally 'Zazen' aims to eliminate the ego, to keep your mind vacant, while Ajikan lets you visualize expansion of universe.
Ajikan is a general term refering to four different stages of meditation: Susokukan (breath counting meditation), Asokukan (breathing meditation), Gachirinkan (moon disc meditation) and Ajikan (meditating on a letter A of sanscrit).
Ascetic practices experience
Sutra Copying of Komyo-Shingon (Mantra of Light)
Japanese Buddhism is from Mahayana Buddhism born in India. Manual copying of scriptures were ancient measures of propagation and such practices became a precepts and each Chinese character in the scripture has been considered as part of Buddha or Tathagata.
Komyo-Shingon is a Mantra which is a prayer and praise to four wisdom Tathagatas.
It is believed to purify human’s past sins, send people in the hell up to the land of perfect bliss, or cure sick people.