The Buddhist practice of Shakyo is a means of spreading the Buddha Way among people. It is also for praying for the fulfillment of one’s greatest wish. But today, besides these overtly religious purposes, we can do shakyo in order to reflect on ourselves, or to attain mental well-being by mindfully tracing the sacred scriptures.
It does not matter if one has faith in Buddhism or not, or if one’s writing is good or not.
Place: Chigenji temple(智源寺), 769 Kyokaido Miyazu, Kyoto (京都府宮津市京街道７６９)
- 12mins walk (1km) from Miyazu(宮津) train station
- 3mins by bus(Ine-Kamanyu-Kyougamisaki line 伊根・蒲入・経ヶ岬線, towards Kamimiyazu上宮津) from Miyazu train station and get off at Kyokaido(京街道) then walk about 100m, Bus fare: 150yen/single
- 5mins by bicycle