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


Emergency Support as Part of Int'l Relief Effort in Nepal

In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, Shinnyo-en has been mobilizing emergency support on the ground in the Kathmandu Valley area. more

Inspiriting of Rare Statue by Master Buddhist Sculptor Unkei

In March, Her Holiness Shinso Ito led a ceremony to inspirit a rare sculpture of the Mahavairochana Tathagata, believed to have been created by the master Buddhist sculptor Unkei. 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