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
The largest Memorial Day observance in the United States happens on the beach in Honolulu with the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony. more
Upon his first visit to Japan, Uhuru Kenyatta, president of the Republic of Kenya, enjoyed an opportunity to meet with Her Holiness Shinso Ito, in March. more
The most important way to practice is to put the Buddha’s teachings into action and show kindness and compassion to those around you.
"Making a contribution ..is to be engaged with the surrounding community, to become aware that there are things we can do." Shinso Ito
Through mindfulness practitioners reflect on themselves and resolve to practice harmony, gratitude, kindness, and acceptance.
"We will see that it won’t matter how small our individual spark of shinnyo might be." -- Her Holiness Shinso Ito
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Sesshin, which means "to touch the essence" in Japanese, is Shinnyo-en's meditative training to help each individual nurture their buddha nature. more
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
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