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The Foundation for Shingon Buddhism, is an non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to study, learn, approach and understand Shingon Buddhism by putting the teachings into practice.  Shingon is one of many schools of Japanese Buddhism such as Zen.  Shingon is a form of esoteric Buddhism, possessing key features such as the use of mantra and visualization practices in meditation.  The primary sutras of Shingon Buddhism are the Mahavairocana Sutra and the Vajrasekhara Sutra.  This site is dedicated to providing information about Shingon Buddhism, and opportunities for learning and practicing Shingon Mikkyo: Japanese Esoteric Buddhism.  


Shingon Buddhism was intorduced to Japan from China in the 7th century by the Japanese monk Kukai (空海,) posthumously known as Kobo Daishi (弘法大師).   

Please explore these pages and learn more about Shingon, opportunities for study, meditation classes, and events.

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