2022 News and Events

Message from Her Holiness Shinso Ito at the Shinnyo Fire and Water Ceremony on the sacred grounds of Shinnyo Yana
June 18, 2022
Tokyo / Murayama, Japan

The earliest origins of life were nurtured by fire and water, inherently opposing elements. Much in the same way, there are opposing views and values that often become sources of conflict and division. Today's ceremony of fire and water is about celebrating our differences with harmonizing forces. With its awakening energy, we hope to inspire each person to bring out their unique goodness and let it shine through. This is what the rites we conduct at Shinnyo-en are all about. MORE

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i: Space to Heal June 06, 2022
Tokyo, Honolulu

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i: Space to Heal

As the world continues to emerge from the trying times of the coronavirus pandemic and with other world crises on everyone’s minds, this year’s Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai‘i focused on healing. MORE

Her Holiness Shinso Ito Received an Honorary Doctorate from prestigious Sri Lankan University April 25, 2022
Japan / Sri Lanka

Her Holiness Shinso Ito Received an Honorary Doctorate from prestigious Sri Lankan University

In recognition of Shinnyo-en’s decades long commitment to educating underserved children in the community On April 6th, Her Holiness Shinso Ito’s lifelong commitment as a Buddhist leader was recognized when an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka was conferred at the institution's 22nd General Convocation. Venerable Shuichi Arai represented Her Holiness at the ceremony and received the honorary doctorate on her behalf. MORE

2022 Shinnyo Annual Training: "Carrying through with acts of kindness for the benefit of all people and the world” January 28, 2022
Worldwide

2022 Shinnyo Annual Training: "Carrying through with acts of kindness for the benefit of all people and the world”

Shinnyo-en Annual Training has been practiced continuously since 1936. It is a time to engage in study, training, and rededication to the founding spirit of Shinnyo-en. This year’s training was no less meaningful, despite the ongoing pandemic which made it challenging to gather in person.  Our worldwide community convened online in various formats, including on-demand programming, to ensure that the entire community could experience this sacred period of reflection and refocus. MORE