"Quel che mi è sempre piaciuto del buddhismo è la sua tolleranza, l’assenza del peccato, la mancanza di quel peso sordo che noi occidentali, invece, ci portiamo sempre dietro e che è in fondo la colla della nostra civiltà: il senso di colpa”. [Tiziano Terzani]
I was lucky enough to spend a night in Koya-san (known as the spiritual capital of japan) and stayed in a buddist temple. The room was simple, came with a modest vegan dinner after which a futon was set up for me by a monk. In the morning (6.30am) i was allowed to join the morning prayer ceremony as snow pelted down outside (30cm overnight). Safe to say it was freezing in the non insulated temple. Not sure how the monks survived in their robes vs me freezing in about 5 layers, but they acted as if it was the middle of summer. Photographs were not permitted in the temple so here's a shot of me in my room wearing the basic robe given to me by the Monks to wear around the temple.
Early morning sunlight filter through the trees and illuminates the graves at Okunoin cemetery, in Koyasan, Japan. Okunoin is a 1000 year old cemetery in the middle of a forest, in the sacred Mount Koya, which is the center for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism in Japan.
Me encantaría conocer la historia de esta estatua del cementerio Okunoin, en el monte Koya 💕Hay alguien que la mantiene siempre pintada de esta guisa y seguro que la explicación es interesante 🔝🇯🇵#bealovesjapan#beagoestoasia#okunoin#koyasan