Dalai Lama Visits Kōyasan University

The Dalai Lama, right, listens to Japan’s Koyasan Shingon Buddhism leader Yukei Matsunaga as the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader gives a lecture with Matsunaga at Koyasan University in Koya, Wakayama Prefecture, western Japan, Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Some 850 people gathered to listen to Dalai Lama who visited the Tantric Buddhist headquarters for the first time since 1980, Japan’s Kyodo News said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News

This picture gives me a lot of pleasant sensations.

Matsunaga Sensei was one of my professors when I doing research at Kōyasan University in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. When foreigners would come to Mount Kōya, I would sometimes serve as his interpreter.

Here’s a video with a few things I’ve said about Shingon/Vajrayana.

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