The kaihōgyō practice of Mt. Hiei

  title={The kaihōgyō practice of Mt. Hiei},
  author={Robert f. Rhodes},
The kaihogyo 回峰 tjis a unique form of Tendai mountain asceticism carried on at Enryaku-ji 延暦寺 on Mt. Hiei, the headquarter temple of the sect. It is a practice in which one walks around a prescribed nineteen mile (30 km.) route around Mt. Hiei and its environs, offering prayers at the various halls, shrines, and other holy sites along the way. The kaihogyo has recently caught the imagination of many Japanese people interested in religion and spirituality. A number of books and articles, some… CONTINUE READING