General

About Mikkyō

Mikkyō 密教 is the Japanese word for Esoteric Buddhism as it is practiced in Japan, and generally refers to the Shingon Buddhist sect 真言宗, which was founded in the early 9th century by the polymath Kūkai, popularly known as Kobo Daishi, and which… Read More ›

Foundational texts

The five principle sutras of Mikkyo are collectively called the “Esoteric Sutras of the Five Buddha Groups” (五部の秘経 gobu-no-hikyō): 1. Dainichi-kyō 大日経 (Sanskrit: Mahāvairocana-sūtra) This sutra is most commonly referred to as the Dainichi-kyō 大日経, although the full title is Daibirushana-jōbutsu-jinben-kaji-kyō 大毘盧遮那成佛神變加持經… Read More ›

About Mikkyo Art

Like all Buddhist sects, the primary focus of Mikkyo is the cultivation of spiritual practices that will help to guide a person to awakening, satori. Mikkyo utilises rituals, mantras and visualisations, which correspond to the body, speech and mind, to create the… Read More ›