Japanese Monk waiting patiently on the uphill walk to the Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto // photo by Christopher Chan

KYOMIZUDERA - Japanese Monk waiting patiently on the uphill walk to the Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto // photo by Christopher Chan

A komusō (虚無僧) was a Japanese monk during the Edo period. Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego.

Grumio A komusō (虚無僧) was a Japanese monk during the Edo period. Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego.

japanese buddhist monk waiting patiently for donations outside the ueno train station, tokyo

Patience by João Maia - A buddhist monk waits patiently for donations outside the Ueno train station, in Tokyo

‎My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, all is good.  —  Louise L. Hay (via yogachocolatelove)

Sam Ryan Making friends Buddhist monk blessing a deer in Nara historic area, Japan =)

Japanese Zen monk, Kodo SAWAKI 澤木興道老師 (1880-1965) - He is known for his rigorous emphasis on zazen, in particular the practice of shikantaza, or "just sitting". He often called Zen "wonderfully useless," discouraging any gaining idea or seeking after special experiences or states of consciousness.

Kodo Sawaki was known for his rigorous emphasis on zazen, in particular the practice of shikantaza, ie just sitting. He called Zen "wonderfully useless", discouraging any idea of gaining or seeking after special experiences or states of consciousness.

A Fighting Monk

Example of a Japanese fighting monk of the Kamakura epoch AD), c. What is the deal with those shoes.

Non-Self and Buddhist Practice – Part Four

Non-Self and Buddhist Practice – Part Four

Yuzen, a buddhist monk from the Sōtō Zen sect begging at Oigawa, Kyoto. Begging is part of the training of some Buddhist sects.

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