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-en has made a significant donation to the World Health Organization (WHO) to help put an end to the Ebola epidemic that is still rampant in parts of Africa and other regions around the world. more
A Prayer for World Peace was held together with Andean faith leaders and christian priests, civic leaders and local musicians, at Saqsaywaman in Cusco, Peru, with Her Holiness Shinso Ito officiating a special fire ceremony. An archive of the special webcast can be seen more
Simply viewing an image can be a vivid reminder of the buddha nature within oneself.
Buddhist imagery includes paintings, diagrams, and statues that function as meditational aides and focus for one's reflections.
Shinnyo-en is dedicated to helping people realize greater self-awareness, happiness, and harmony.
"If all we do is repress our anger, it is like pushing down on a coiled spring. Sooner or later the spring will bounce back." Shinjo 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