We are happy to send you various items used in our practice, in gratitude for donations to The Korinji Foundation.
KORINJI 2021 OMAMORI
Omamori are traditional protective talismans given by Buddhist temples to their supporters. They are often inscribed with the bonji - Sanskrit mantric syllable - of a particular buddha, bodhisattva, or deity, and are then empowered in a ritual during which the energy of that being is invoked. When hung in a home, vehicle, or place of work - or even carried daily - omamori serve not only to protect but also to establish energetic connection with the temple and teacher.
Korinji's omamori are made of wood and each is empowered by Meido Roshi. This year, the bonji is that of FUDO MYO-O. Fudo is a wrathful figure with a frightening, almost demonic face, surrounded by flames. Wielding the sword of wisdom that cuts delusion, he represents the intense energy of compassion that acts to liberate suffering beings. He is also a deity prayed to on behalf of the deceased; Fudo is always ready to come to the aid of those in need, within this world and also in other realms. Essentially, Fudo Myo-o is a figure that can help us to smash through any obstacle.
Omamori are aproximately 2.5 inches high with a cord for hanging.
OPTIONAL: Roshi will write your name, or that of someone you specify, on the back of omamori during the empowerment ceremony. If you would like this, please specify below when using the PayPal button.
Donation: $35.00 each in USA (international orders please inquire first, as shipping will be an additional charge).
2021 OMAMORI ARE SOLD OUT - THANK YOU EVERYONE!
We'll announce 2022 omamori in the fall.
FORGED COPPER PENDANTS - FUDO MYO-O
From the monastery forge: a copper pendant hot-stamped with the bonji (Sanskrit mantric seed syllable) of Fudo Myo-o. Can be worn on a cord as shown, put on a keychain, or just carried as an omamori (protective talisman).
Each pendant is unique. They are hand-forged by Meido Roshi and then empowered by him in a ritual during which the mantra of Fudo is recited.
1/16" thick copper, approximately 2" high x .75" wide. Comes with nylon cord (color may vary).
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BONJI CALLIGRAPHY BY MEIDO ROSHI
Calligraphy of the bonji - Sanskrit mantric seed syllables - of buddhas, bodhisattvas, and deities that are important in our practice. Each piece is stamped with one of Meido Roshi's seals and then empowered by him in a ritual during which the mantra of the deity is recited. It should be noted that bonji consecrated in this manner are not considered symbols of a buddha or bodhisattva, but actual manifestations of those beings. As such, these calligraphies may be used in place of statues or other images on a Buddhist altar, and should in any case be treated respectfully.
Calligraphies are on heavy stock and stamped with Roshi's personal seal(s). Please see below for currently available pieces. Each is made to order, so images show may not be the exact piece you will receive. Note that size of the final piece also can vary so if you have a specific size you need, please let us know, otherwise the artist will go with his inspiration; most pieces shown are within a range of 12x12." If you wish to request a work featuring a specific deity's bonji or mantra, please inquire.
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Meido Roshi can create larger calligraphies in custom sizes. The example shown here with the bonji of Fudo Myo-o is approximately one meter high, brushed on rice paper: the requested donation for a similar size piece is $400.00.
Please inquire to email@example.com.
FUDO MYO-O #1
The mantric syllable kan. Fudo Myo-o (Acala Vidyaraja) is a wrathful deity who wields the sword of wisdom to cut delusion, and the sword of discipline to bind demons. The fiery energy of Fudo cuts through all obstacles.
The mantric syllable sa. Kannon (Avalokitesvara) is the bodhisattva of compassion, who tirelessly responds to the cries of suffering beings.
A (DAINICHI NYORAI)
The mantric syllable A is the dharmakaya, the ultimate nature of all beings, represented by the figure of Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana Buddha). This seed syllable is visualized in the practice of ajikan, a meditation method used in the Shingon, Tendai, and Shugendo traditions.
The mantric syllable ka is that of Jizo (Ksitigarbha). Jizo is revered as a bodhisattva that cares for beings in all the six realms; he has vowed not to attain buddhahood until the hellish realms in particular are emptied. He is especially beloved in Japan as protector of children as well as travelers. This piece additionally includes the mantra of Jizo, made with a wood temple stamp carved in the mid 1920's.
FUDO MYO-O #2
This is a longer bonji of Fudo than the one above; it contains the syllables kan and man that are found at the end of several Fudo mantras. Fudo Myo-o (Acala Vidyaraja) is a wrathful deity who wields the sword of wisdom to cut delusion, and the sword of discipline to bind demons. The fiery energy of Fudo cuts through all obstacles.
The mantric syllable ma is that of Marishiten, the guardian deity of Korinji. Much revered by the samurai, it is said that he (or sometimes, she) moves as fast as light and cannot be seen or traced by foes. She has the power to protect, confer prosperity, and cut through all obstacles. This calligraphy is stamped with a Marishiten design drawn for Korinji by Shokai Koshikidake, the Headmaster of the Mt. Koshikidake tradition of Shugendo.
SHAKA NYORAI (SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA)
The mantric syllable ba is that of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, called Sakyamuni. This calligraphy could hang behind a statue of the Buddha, or in fact could even serve in place of a statue on your altar.
The mantric syllable so is that of the the goddess Benzaiten. The goddess of learning, music, the arts, and all things that flow, Benzaiten is invoked for knowledge and worldly success.