BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5531@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180424T000000Z DTEND:20180424T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>Dai Ajari Ryojun Shionuma</strong>&nbsp\;is one of the only people alive to have completed two of the most difficult ascetic prac tices in the Shugendo Buddhist tradition. The Omine Thousand Day Circumamb ulation Practice is a sacred journey to enlightenment. For one thousand da ys\, Shionuma ascended 4\,000 feet up to the summit of Japan's Mt. Omine\, then back down again\, traversing rocky terrain\, battling the elements\, and marching on despite injury or illness. After finishing this strenuous training\, he went on to complete the Four Deprivations &mdash\; nine day s straight without food\, water\, sleep or even lying down. Shionuma\, who earned the exalted title of Dai Ajari and went on to found Jigenji temple \, joins us to share the life lessons he learned on his journey to awakeni ng.&nbsp\;<em>Followed by a reception.</em> SUMMARY:The Path to Enlightenment: Dai Ajari Ryojun Shionuma URL:/en/events/2018/04/24/the-path-to-enlightenment-dai-ajari-ryojun-shionu / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR