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Movie Night & Potluck -- Sacred Journeys: Shikoku Pilgrimage

  • Ecumenical Buddhist Society 1516 West 3rd Street Little Rock, AR, 72201 United States (map)

Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.—Pot Luck: Bring some vegetarian food you would like to share.
6:55 p.m.—Movie (1 hour)

The Japanese island of Shikoku is the birthplace of the most revered figure in Japanese Buddhism, the monk and teacher Kobo-Daishi, who brought a populist form of Buddhism to Japan from China in the 9th century.

For hundreds of years, a 750-mile pilgrimage route has circled this mountainous island, connecting 88 separate temples and shrines that claim connection to Daishi. Each leg of the journey represents a stage of the path to nirvana: awakening, austerity and discipline, enlightenment, and nirvana.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Earlier Event: June 3
Buddhism and the Twelve Steps