Shabutsu Buddhist Image Copying at Bishamondo Shourinji Temple in Kyoto

Shabutsu Buddha images for tracing

Relax as you trace a Buddha! Anyone can do it.

Take home the peacefulness of Kyoto when you practice shabutsu at Shourinji Temple. Tracing the picture of a Buddha is said to help you meditate and bring enlightenment.

  • Shabutsu Buddha images for tracing
  • Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • Buddhist altar of Bishamonten
  • Buddhist mediation aids for Shabutsu
Shabutsu is the practice of copying Buddhist images by hand, once used to spread the teachings before the printing press. Copying these images is now a form of meditation, to clear the mind and focus on beauty. Trace over the lines within the quiet tatami halls and garden-facing porches of the temple, guided by the monks of Shourinji Temple. The temple was built in 1550, and the Heian-era statue of Bishamonten which graces the altar was originally found hidden in the ceiling of Tofukuji Temple.
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Beginner's Shabutsu
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You can choose one from the following Buddhist images: Dainichi Buddha, Amithaba Buddha, Kannon the Goddess of Mercy, Seishi Boddhisatva of Strength, Kokuzo Boddhisatva of Wisdom, Monju Lord of Wisdom, Fugen Boddhistava of Universal Goodness, or Fudo the Immovable One.
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Intermediate Shabutsu
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You may choose one from the following Buddhist images of the 12 Guardians: Taishaku Lord of the Center, Bishamonten Lord of the North, Katen Lord of Fire, Enmaten King of the Underworld, Rasetsu demon, Suiten Diety of the Sea and Fertility, Futen God of the Wind, Daijizaiten (Shiva), Bonten Creator of the World, Jiten God of the Earth, Nikko the Sun King, Gakko the Moon Guardian.
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  • Inclusion: Shabutsu Session / Japanese tea and sweets
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Starting time: 08:00 - 15:00 (Show details)
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  • 07:50 Arrive at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
  • Shabutsu Explanation
  • Shabutsu
    Buddhist mediation aids for Shabutsu Trace the outlines of the boddhisattva of your choice, and clear your mind. Let stress fall away as you focus on drawing.
  • Tea and Sweets
    Sip on green tea and savor a lovely piece of confectionery, the perfect way to relax.
  • Check-out at Bishamonten Shourinji Temple
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    • All the drawing tools will be provided by the temple, so you do not need to bring your own.
    • The shabutsu session should take between 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the complexity of the image you are copying.
    • While the monks can speak some English, they are not fluent.
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