Gimme gimme gimme . . . Aiming for a separation from more materialisticreligions, while gazing upon life and death.
Making the comforting message from the its forests and mountains into a sutra, creating a space where the heart and soul can heal.
Earth is not to be possessed by humans alone, and we must restrain our destruction of the planet, in order to learn harmony with a naturethat can continue to survive.
This is neither a temple nor a shrine.
Anyone can come anytime they desire to, and it is a place where one can pass the time peacefully.
1250 years ago,when the region was called the Country of the Koshi no Ezo(Ainu),there
were people who,
clad in white costume, would climb Hakusan, wiping themselves free of their impurities and sins, and praying for the rebirth of their soul. Those people, in an attempt to understand the jinenchi that they had learned at Mount Yoshino, prayed to the myriad of shining white gods, and revering Akasa-garbha,they meditated.
More than 500 years ago, many Hakusan priests lived on Mount Engyo, which
was called the Natadera Bessho (a place of religious training occurred). Though
they meditated and made offerings by fire, the historic remains of their faith
disappeared into the sea of forests, and are now sleeping quietly. This is because
that faith was dismantled by the Ikko peasant uprisings.
Many of these former faithful were recognized that there was something missing in the magical beliefs of the Esoteric Tendai type, and were rejected by their new religions. However, the faith of the ancient ancestors was that there were gods in everything, from the mountains to the rivers, the plants and animals. This belief was that people could interact with those eight-hundred gods without any obstacles.
Now, as we are approaching the limits of a modern civilization that was constructed on dualism, we must embrace the way of old while seeking to understand the new world. Learning from those ancient people, who knew that our lives and all in this phenomenal world and universe are essential and homogeneous. This is our mission to know the divine providence that we have a circle of life in the ecosystem of the natural forests and woods. Here is the Jinenchi Dojo Hakusan Pavillion is coming into existence.
What will be practiced?
The shining white god that is Mount Hakusan soars just before our eyes, with the universe beyond Hakusan the principal deity, we will interact with the natural world which cannot be seen. It would be
a nice idea if you could come and stay here to purify your souls without doing nothing.
We're located on the summit of the 1575 ft high Mount Engyo, which commands a view of the Kaga Plain.
Reviving the tradition of a room called the Hakusan Dotoku (lit. long floor), we will meditate upon the unparalleled equality as many nature deities and oneselves are meld into the one.
There is some doubt that whether ancient people considered themselves to be good or not. As the destroyers of nature, what can modern man think about ourselves? The yearning for the white purity of the Hakusan faith, lying in man stripping ourselves of our sins and impurities and wrapping them in this whiteness. Therefore, people will begin to practice at Mount Engyo by donning the white costume which are provided.
Reviving the old Shinto tradition of offering fire, and making it a ceremony through which people can set themselves free from the immanent anguish that lies in their hearts by setting those thoughts on paper and burning them, watching their distress flying up into the sky with smoke, they will entrust their recovery to the power of nature. Working on the premise that small is beautiful, while taking only enough energy from nature that is necessary for reproduction of life, we will be mindful of the preservation of the environment in our duties.
Working on the premise is our " small is beautiful ".While taking a piece of energy from nature that is necessary for reproduction of life, we all be mindful of the preservation of environmental protection in our duties.
As a general rule, all guests are asked to spend only one night at the dojo in study and training, and receiving the blessing of nature from a day in the forest. You will be liberated from the negative energy that you carried, and will return with opened full of fresh vitality.
Construction on the Jinenchi Dojo Hakusan Pavillion opened in the fall of 1997. All of the lumber that are used in the construction is either old trees died naturally, or scrap wood from other construction sites.Therefore all recycled timber in storage now.
* The Building. Japanese- style Provincial Wood Building
The first floor is 669 sq. ft, with a dining hall, a kitchen, bath, washroom,toilet, sleeping quarters, entryway, administrative office, and energy room.
The second floor is 682 sq. ft, with the inner shrine, a meditation hall,
a meeting room, an observatory and sleeping quarters.
The maximum number of occupants will be 20 people, with 2 administrative workers.
If you are interested in any of this, please don't hesitate to contact with us, via email.
About The Water
-For the main water supply, 528 gallons per day are allotted for the kitchen and washrooms.
- The storage water will be used for the bath and toilet, and will be supplied by rain water and water tanks.
- Waste water and all used water will be purified and treated.
About The Energy
- The energy source for the bare essentials of lighting and watered will come from a warm water rotation motor.
About Kilns for the Production of Charcoaol
- A small furnace for the production of 600 cubic centimeters of charcoal has been planned.
- Fivewood boiler is used to generate heating, the warm water will cause the circulating panels to move.
- Besides that, the use of sunken hearths or burning coal, as well as getting firewood from trees cut in the process of periodic thinning of forests, and scrap wood, will be decided upon use. Coal can also be used in the boiler too. One part of it will be used in purifying the storage water and drainage.
Any opinions regarding the Jinenchi Dojo Hakusan Pavillion are welcome!!