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


The Shinnyo Center Makes “Broadway Debut” in New York

In May, The Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-being in New York City hosted its first “open house,” inviting visitors to experience its newly developed program of guided meditations, workshops and lectures. more

17th Annual Lantern Floating Hawaii Ceremony

The largest Memorial Day observance in the United States happens on the beach in Honolulu with the Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony. more

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It is only through the trial of life that we can achieve true enlightenment - Shinjo Ito

The more we examine ourselves and learn from our mistakes, the clearer our future becomes. -Shinjo Ito

Nearly 600 people attend the Shinnyo lantern floating ceremony at Long Ditton in the UK #lanternfloating #peace

To teach with kindness benefits both teacher and student #BeALight4Peace

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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