The 1000 Days Buddhist pilgrimage


Short film about the kaihōgyō, a pilgrimage lasting 1000 days performed by the Tendai Buddhists monks of Mount Hiei, Japan in order to achieve enlightenment. The film, directed by Ivan Olita gives an unprecedented access into the teachings they live by to complete the training which would rank among the most demanding physical and mental challenges in the world. Only 46 men have completed the 1000 day pilgrimage since 1885.