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 Makes Donation to WHO for Ebola Epidemic Relief

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 in Cusco, Peru

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

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A ray of hope can shine in even the darkest of places.

On Sept. 21, 2014 thousands people gathered at Lincoln Center to celebrate the Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace.

"Do not give up believing that your light is far-reaching." Her Holiness Shinso Ito

Events like the cleaning of public places or involvement in cultural activities can all contribute to the happiness of the greater community

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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