Host organization : World Peace Gathering2019 in Koyasan Executive Committee

Sponsors : Eastern Culture Foundation

Co-host organization : Compassionate Service Society

Production cooperation company : Alpha Sensation, KIDOKU.inc

Supporters : Kongobuji Head Temple, Wakayama Prefecture, Koya town , Koya tourism association , The Kiyo Bank, Ltd.

弘法大師空海

Representative Director of Koyasan Shingon Buddhism

Representative Director of Kongobuji Head Temple

520th Hoin (Highest priestly rank in the Koyasan Esoteric Buddhism)

Abbot Ryusho Soeda

Abbot Zenryu Hidaka

About Compassionate Service Society

Compassionate Service Society is a world wide organization headquartered in Orange County, California.  Its aim is to cultivate and practice ideal Boddhisattva path, an altruistic way of life, and to promote holistic life style.  Master Hang Truong, founder of the organization, developed iB Program (Integrated Being/In-training Boddhisattava Program) in 2015.  Its goal is to build a holistic community based on the model of Boddhisattva path - “transcend worldliness and engage in the world.”

Master Hang Truong will lead a CSS delegation to WPG in October.

Master Hang Truong

(恆長法師)

About Master Hang Truong

One of the most influential monks in the world-wide Vietnamese community.  Born in Vietnam and grew up during Vietnam War. He was educated in US and ordained in Chinese tradition.  He is a direct disciple of Venerable Master Hsuan Hua (宣化上人), a world-known enlightened Zen Master in Chinese tradition, who brought Buddhism to US.  At 16, he received basic teaching of Shingon Buddhism, life of Kukai and his teachings including Bodily-Attaining-Buddhahood (即身成仏儀) as well as Womb and Diamond Mandalas (金剛界胎蔵界両曼荼羅), from Entoku Ajari (阿闍梨), high monk in Esoteric Buddhism.  

In 2002, he established Compassionate Service Society (CompaSS).

In 2008, he was awarded “Orange County Community Leader”, as an acknowledgment of his leadership and selfless service and contribution to local community.

It is the greatest honor for us to visit and practice the Vairochana Mandala in Koyasan, the birthplace of  Shingon. How Koyasan opens up to accept us from America and practitioners all over the world, is exactly the openness and greatness of Kobo Daishi’s heart. We humbly bow to Kobo Daishi with admiration, appreciation, love and respect.

In year 1, an era of repentance and belief to “open up a new era full of hope” has begun. There is still conflict in the world, still hunger and danger from climate change. However, this is an age where each person can define peace and ask how to achieve it.

Koyasan is a place of prayer for the life of Kobo Daishi. At Koyasan, we pray for world peace and peace for each person. Because of this, a World Peace Gathering will be held.

Koyasan is a place Kobodaishi opened as a prayer ground for all the living beings. It is a place where we can think about what peace is for each one of us as well as for the entire world, and pray for it. May World Peace Gathering in Koyasan serve as the prayer ground that Kobodaishi originally wished for, at the beginning of a new era.

 

October 18 (Friday)-20 ​​(Sunday) 2019 Program

 DAY.01 

Oct. 18 (Fri) 13: 00 ~

RISHUZABMAI HOUE

Venue: Danjo Temple

The opening prayer for peace will be “Rishu Zanmai Houe (Creremony)” which is composed from “Rishu Sutra”, the main scripture of Shigon School.   More than 50 monks recite Shomyo in traditional Nanzan Shinryu Shomyo style which has been handed down in Koyasan for over a thousand years. For this special occasion, we have an honor to have Hoin guide the ceremony.

 DAY.02 

Oct. 19 (Sat) 18: 00 ~

PEACE MANDALA

Venue: Koyasan University Reimeikan

Peace Mandala Ceremony is offered on Day 2 by Compassionate Service Society, a world wide Buddhist organization headquartered in California, USA. Traditionally, a mandala is a visual image or picture which represents the cosmic nature of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and other divine beings.  The Mandalas that CSS has been practicing are based on the teaching of Avatamsaka Sutra, and are 3-dimensional. People can enter the mandala, sit, bow, chant, meditate and become part of the collective, spiritual experience. Mandala is a sacred space where the spiritual and healing power of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and practitioners converge and concentrate to uplift the spirit of all participants of the mandala practice.

 

As Vairochana Buddha is the most revered in Koyasan, CSS offers Vairochana Mandala Ceremony, with a crystal Vairochana statue at the center.  The soundscape created by Musician Mr. Keiichiro Shibuya will deepen and heighten Mandala experience, and the scarf created by Designer Ms. Tamae Hirokawa will enhance Koyasan experience.

“Clean cloth” refers to the “Goshikifu” and “Sobokufu” that we are making this time.

※ Please see here for the detail ※

About Compassionate Service Society - http://www.compassheart.com/about(EN)
About MANDALA - http://www.compassheart.com/about-mandala(EN)
About Dainichi Mandala - http://www.compassheart.com/vairochana-mandala(EN)

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MUSIC BY

渋谷 慶一郎 氏

Keiichiro Shibuya

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PRODUCTION BY

Tamae Hirokawa

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Initially, we were selling tickets on website. However, we changed the ticket fee to free.

We are look forward to seeing you at the venue!

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 DAY.03 

Oct. 20 (Sun)

10: 00〜 / 14: 00〜

PEACE CONFERENCE

Venue: Daiya Koyasan Church

AM(10:00〜)

Religious leaders invited from around the world share and guide their traditional ways of meditation.  Just like the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, all the participants sit on the floor, learn and experience different meditation.

PM(14:00〜)

Religious leaders share their views under the topic: “How do we bring peace in self, family, community and to the world?”

Invited Guests (random order, honorifics omitted): Sogan Rinpoche (Tibet), Tiako Yamasaki  + (Japan), Mohammed Zafarullah (Islam), Bop Deung, Hong Jin Sunim, Jae Hee Im (Korea), Bhante Chandrasiri (Sri Lanka),  Louis Huang, Peter Lee (Taiwan), Heng Truong (USA)

In addition, we plan to implement a project that incorporates the charm of Koyasan. (Details will be released later)

* The schedule is subject to change by the day.

 

Address -

DAY.01 Danjoankindo: 152 Koyasan, Takano-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211, Japan

DAY.02 Koyasan University Reimeikan: 385 Koyasan, Takano-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211, Japan

DAY.03 Koyasan Daishi Church: 347 Koyasan, Takano-cho, Ito-gun, Wakayama 648-0211, Japan

 
 

ALL PHOTOS by

写真家 永坂 嘉光 (Yoshimitsu Nagasaka)

Yoshimitsu Nagasaka is a Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1948.

Their work was featured in an exhibition at the Weston Gallery.

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