Autumn Japan 2017 – Day 6

Today is 13 Nov 2017 (Monday) It is going to be a long journey into the deep mountain of Koyasan and we are going to stay in a temple. Due to the recent typhoon, part of the nankai rail line from hashimoto station to gokurakubashi station is not operating. A substitute bus service is provided to koyasan from hashimoto station and it takes about 1.5 to 2 hour. Not much hassle really. The substitute buses are waiting outside of hashimoto station to pick passenger to koyaSan. Here’s koyasan, a place I have been wanting to visit. The autumn colours are spectacular.

There are beautiful Buddha statue inside this pagoda and images are painted on the pillars. Circumabulating them is a very moving experience for me.

The experience of staying in a temple is unique for many. I had the best uninterrupted 9 hours sleep. Lunch is a vegetarian meal by a restaurant that serves the imperial family during their koya San trip. Very delicious BBQ brinjal topped with special miso sauce as the centre dish.


My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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