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
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
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
Practitioners are encouraged to cultivate mindfulness and self-reflection, and to apply in daily life the insights gained in meditation.
Shinnyo-en goal is to translate fundamental Buddhist values into experiences that can be accessible to everyone in contemporary society.
Buddhahood is always present: the presence, guidance, and compassion of buddhas is timeless.
Don't be satisfied just being illuminated - let your Buddha nature shine on its own and become a person who illuminates others. 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