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



Thousands Gather at Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace in New York

New Yorkers and visitors from around the world set thousands of lanterns afloat in a collective quest for peace. more

Shinnyo-en Foundation Unveils Infinite Paths to Peace Initiative

Shinnyo-en Foundation's “Infinite Paths to Peace” aims to foster deeper understanding and connection between our individual values, talents and passions. more

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"It is to be engaged with the surrounding community, to become aware that there are things we can do." – Her Holiness Shinso Ito

“Deeds done for others are truly beautiful; it is the precious manifestation of Buddha nature” – Master Tomoji, co-founder of Shinnyo-en

Each of us have the innate ability to be peace leaders in our everyday lives through exhibiting daily acts of loving-kindness.

Through meditation practitioners reflect on themselves and resolve to practice harmony, gratitude, kindness, and acceptance.

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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