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


Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace 2014

On Sunday, Sept. 21, Shinnyo-en invites you to join the second Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace. The ceremony will be held at the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, and it is free and open to the public. more

Shinnyo-en and USC in Ground-breaking Partnership

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

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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