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The Foundation for Shingon Buddhism, is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities to study, learn, approach and understand Koyasan Shingon Buddhism. The Koyasan Shingon, Buddhist tradition originated in Japan approximately 1200 years ago. Founded by the Japanese monk Kukai, Shingon is a Buddhist school whose primary features include the use of mantra and visualization in meditation. The Shingon tradition is also know in Japan for the Shikoku Island pilgrimage. Our goal is to offer access to this teaching through traditional and modern ways, allowing all people to benefit and learn about this special Buddhist tradition. Welcome, please refer to our calendar for events in Oregon, Hawaii, and around the United States.

New Year’s in Oregon

New Year’s Day Service in Oregon, and New Year’s Calligraphy Event


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Upcoming Honolulu Schedule

Classes and Events return to Honolulu at the end of February.


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