Revealed by the Dharmakaya Buddha is Shingon Esoteric Buddhism; It is the supreme Truth, the most secret and imperishable, like a diamond.*

-Kobo Daishi Kukai, the founder of Shingon

Shingon is one of the venerable and profound Dharma traditions of Japan.  Founded in the ninth century by the vajrayana master, Kobo Daishi Kukai, Shingon is one of the few surviving schools of Japanese Tantric Buddhism.  Rooted in the teachings and traditions of the Mahavairocana and Vajrasekara Sutras, Shingon affirms that tremendous wisdom and limitless compassion are inherent in all of us.

In Shingon enlightenment is not a distant foreign reality that can take eons to approach but our natural birthright. Enlightenment is a real possibility within the very life we are living now.  With the help of a genuine teacher and through properly training our body, speech and mind we can reclaim and liberate this awakened capacity for the benefit of ourselves and others.

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*Kukai: Major Works, Hakeda, 1972, p. 217