Quick Review: The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Instead of being dressed in traditional black Buddhist clothes, they wear white, the color of death. They carry a knife in their belt. This is to take their life if they fail in any element of their practice. Knife for self-disembowelment – belt for hanging. These buddhist monks and super athletes reaching for enlightenment in […]

Top Books of the Year – #7

#7 “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens ———————————— The “1000-Day Marathon”, a big part of their practice, takes 7 years to complete. For the first 5 years they run a marathon a day for 100 days straight. This is repeated 7 times. For the last 2 years the distance is increased to […]

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