Ajikan Meditation: The Fast Track to Enlightenment

Ajikan meditation

Ajikan – Meditation on the Syllable “A” Ajikan is a meditation method taken from the Shingon school of esoteric Buddhism that the founder of Jigen-ryu Togo Chui found useful to achieve the right mindset for practicing swordsmanship. The idea is to break through the barrier separating us from the external world and to become one […]

Kirishima Shrine: Private Worship in the Inner Sanctum

kirishima shrine

Japan’s Creation Myth Kirishima Shrine is among the most important and revered shrines in Japan. Both Ninigi-no-Mikoto and his wife Konohanasakuya-hime are enshrined in Kirishima Jingu. A towering 800-year-old cedar tree rises above the shrine complex and the bright vermillion colour of the main shrine building stands out against the surrounding greenery of the forest […]