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Discipleship and Training
the Shingon Priesthood


Each year Koyasan conducts a training program, for one week, to train a person in the various aspects of the Rituals. This is not considered as training but to ensure that the Disciple knows how to:

    Recite sutras
    Perform chanting with tune (J: Shomyou)
    Perform ritual
    Knows Shingon Theory and History
    Knows basic Sanskrit

At the end of this training a pretest is given to ensure that the Disciple is prepared to receive Abisheka. As many as 50% of the attendees fail this test and can not receive Abhiseka.

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