Shinnyo-en is a Buddhist denomination originally established in Japan. It is, first and foremost, a place for Buddhist training, in which all people regardless of age, gender, nationality, or religious background can cultivate their innate buddha nature, the kernel of enlightenment existing in all beings. more


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Her Holiness Shinso Ito signed an agreement with Professor Steve Kay, Dean of the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences for the development of new partnerships in the study of Japanese culture and religion. more

Fire and Water Ceremony in Taipei

Her Holiness Shinso Ito, conducted a Shinnyo fire and water ceremony on April 6, 2014 in Taipei before an audience of over 10,000 people gathered at the Taipei Arena. more

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"Peace and contentment is not so easy to bring about. But there is always hope, which springs eternal from within our hearts."-HH Shinso Ito

Read about the Fire & Water ceremony in Taipei: "The Awakened Mind Sees in All Directions" #peace #awakening

When you feel the light of joy spark in your heart, that is the power of your buddha nature. - HH Shinso Ito #karma #wisdom #compassion

Shinnyo Fire&Water ceremony has evolved so Buddhists and non-Buddhists can learn how to make the dharma come alive.

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Sesshin Meditation

Sesshin Meditation

Sesshin, which means "to touch the essence" in Japanese, is Shinnyo-en's meditative training to help each individual nurture their buddha nature. more

Her Holiness Shinso Ito

Her Holiness Shinso Ito

Shinnyo-en is led by Her Holiness Shinso Ito. She is one of the few women to become a Buddhist master and attain the highest priestly rank of daisojo. more

Shinnyo Fire & Water Ceremonies

Shinnyo Fire & Water Ceremonies

Created by Her Holiness Shinso Ito in 1992, these contemporary ceremonies have been celebrated several times in various locations around the world since then. more