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We are happy to send you various items used in our practice, in gratitude for donations to The Korinji Foundation. 

KORINJI 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 hand-inscribed and empowered by Meido Roshi. The bonji is that of Marishiten, Korinji's guardian. Marishiten was revered by the samurai; it is said the he/she has the power to make one invisible to foes, to protect from misfortune, and to create conditions for prosperity. Underneath this character on the front of the omamori is Korinji's crest. The back of each omamori is stamped with the characters "Korinji."

Omamori are aproximately 3.5 inches high with a cord for hanging.

$35.00 each (international orders please add $5 for shipping; please inquire if ordering more than 3).

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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.

Please see below for available pieces (click to expand images). If you wish to request a work featuring a specific deity's bonji or mantra, please inquire.

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FUDO MYO-O

The mantric syllable kan (Sanskit: ham). 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.

Sumi ink on textured art paper, approximately 8.5" by 13".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

SOLD. Please inquire for a similar piece.

 

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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.

Sumi ink on heavy cardstock, approximately 8.5" by 10.5".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

SOLD. Please inquire for a similar piece.

 

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FUDO MYO-O

This is a longer bonji of Fudo than the one above; it contains the syllables kan and man (Sanskit: ham mam) that are found at the end of one of the 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.

Sumi ink on heavy cardstock, approximately 8.5" by 10.5".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

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KANNON

The mantric syllable sa. Kannon (Avalokitesvara) is the bodhisattva of compassion, who tirelessly responds to the cries of suffering beings.

Sumi ink on textured art paper, approximately 8.5" by 12".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

 

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UN

The mantric syllable UN (Sanskrit: Hum) has a profound meaning. When paired with A, it encompasses principle and function, wisdom and its manifestation, awakening and its actualization. The Nio, fierce guardian deities often found at temple gates, display the breathing of A-UN, and this is in fact the basis of a breath practice used in our Zen training,

Sumi ink on heavy cardstock, approximately 8.5" by 10.5".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

SOLD. Please inquire for a similar piece.

 

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MARISHITEN

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.

Sumi ink on heavy cardstock, approximately 8.5" by 9.5".

Seal: "Meido."

$185.00

COMING SOON

 

  • Korinji Okyo (chanting practice) Books

  • Forged steel bonji pendants/keychains