THE PRIEST'S STAFF
CALLED SHAKUJO


Along with mantra and goma practices, the mountain-walking meditation known as kaihogyo is emphasized at this monastery. Although sites for such a practice are common in Japan, having been established in ancient times, finding a site in America was difficult in the extreme, mostly due to the nature of land-ownership here.

A proper route for an effective experience would provide
(1) assurance of seclusion from human contact for at least 6 hours so that one can concentrate on mantras, and
(2) an elevation difference of at least 2000ft for the physical and nature-spirit aspects of the climb.
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