Date: May 02, 2013
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Members of Shinnyo-en's temple in Elk Grove Village, Illinois welcomed friends and neighbors from ten churches around the area for an interfaith prayer breakfast on the National Day of Prayer.
Date: April 25, 2013
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, today became the first female priest to lead a Mahayana prayer ceremony at Wat Paknam, the historic Theravadan temple in Bangkok.
Date: April 08, 2013
Location: Tokyo, Japan
On April 8th, Shinnyo-en celebrated the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha Shakyamuni.
Date: March 11, 2013
Location: Shinnyo-en temples worldwide
The eleventh day of every month is observed by Shinnyo Buddhism as the Feast of Compassion, in honor of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Jpn. Kannon or Chin. Guanyin), who offers limitless lovingkindness and compassion to help all in times of need.
The service provided the extraordinarily moving and significant opportunity to acknowledge, remember, and say prayers for the victims of "3.11," the Great East Japan Earthquake, which occurred at 2:46 PM JST on March 11, 2011 and accounted for nearly 16,000 deaths, over 6,000 injuries, and 2,500 missing throughout twenty prefectures of Japan.
Date: February 15, 2013
Location: Ogen Center, Tokyo
Shinnyo members around the world, including about 7,000 attendees at the Shinnyo Ogen Training Center in Tokyo, gathered for the Feast of Nirvana - the annual celebration of the 80-year-old Buddha Shakyamuni's final teaching, 45-years after his enlightenment and just before his passing.
Date: January 25 - February 02, 2013
Location: Shinnyo-en Temples and Training Centers Worldwide
Shinnyo-en members worldwide began on January 25, 2013 to participate in Shinnyo-en's annual Winter Training series of speeches, sharing experiences, chanting, and meditation. The Winter Training activities are organized at over 7,500 locations in Japan and around 900 locations in over 50 additional countries. Morning and evening sessions focus on the variety of ways in which Shinnyo Buddhists recommit themselves to living their daily lives with intentions and actions expressive of Buddhist values and teaching.