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


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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

Lantern Floating Hawai'i 2014

The 16th annual Lantern Floating Hawaii was held on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 at Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu for 50,000 attendees and a global livestream broadcast. 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