"Shakyo" Sutra Copying at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple
You can freely experience hand-writing “shakyo” Buddhist sutra texts at our temple’s “Sadayoshi Hall.” There are 6 types of sutra texts which you can choose from based on how much time you have.
All year round. (However, the activity may be suspended in the case of temple events)
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Try a “shakyo” sutra copying experience at the designated space inside our temple’s “Sadayoshi Hall.” Shakyo is a chance for us to reflect on ourselves and clear our minds by concentrating it on one simple task. It does matter how good your writing is, or if you believe the Buddhism faith or not. Everyone is welcome.
There are 6 sutra texts to choose from based on your skill level and how much time you have:
1. Nenbutsu Sutra (“Prayer to Amitabha Buddha”)
2. Shariraimon Sutra (“Homage to the Relics of the Buddha”)
3. Shiguseigan Sutra (“Vow to Save All Creatures”)
4. Nenbutsu Sutra in Hiragana (simplified Japanese version for Nenbutsu Sutra)
5. Hannyashingyou Sutra (“Heart Sutra”)
6. Jizo-moji Sutra (“Protection for Children and Travelers”)
A brush-style pen is also available, if you would like to try it. After copying the sutra, write down a wish you have then the temple monks will ask Buddha to fulfill it at a future date.
Heal your heart by experiencing "shakyo" sutra copying at Sadayoshi Hall.
|Experience Program Name||"Shakyo" Sutra Copying at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple|
|Activity Location||"Sadayoshi Hall" at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple|
|Operator Name||Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple|
|Time Required||15-60 minutes|
|Operation Period||All year round. (However, the activity may be suspended in the case of temple events)|
|Start Time||Anytime between 9:00-16:00.|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||6people|
|Reservation Deadline||Until 16:00 of that day|
|Important notes regarding participation||Participants under 12 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.|
|What is included in the price||"Shakyo" experience and materials fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay in cash on the day.|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee.|
|Meeting Spot||1 Joge, Okura-aza, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-3213|
|Meeting Time||Anytime between 9:00-16:00|
|Access||Board the #10 bus on the west side of Sendai Station towards Jogi. After 90 minutes, depart at the terminus "Jogi" bus stop. From there it is a 5-minute walk to Jogi Nyorai.|
From Tohoku Expressway “Miyagi Interchange”, take National Route 48 towards Yamagata
Cross the Kumagane Bridge then turn right towards Okura Dam and continue for 5km.
Free parking in front of the main temple. No reservations required.
3 wheel chairs, slopes, and elevator. Please inquire for details.
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese|
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