2018 News and Events

Spring Time and Flower Festivals March 28, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Spring Time and Flower Festivals

As spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere with nature blossoming anew, this time of year is traditionally celebrated as a moment of renewal and re-birth in many spiritual traditions. On March 28th Shinnyo Buddhists around the world celebrated the 112th Anniversary of the Birth of their Founding Master Shinjo Ito. Auspiciously, this date falls amidst the famous cherry blossom season in Japan. MORE

Observance of the Feast of Nirvana Around the World February 15, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Observance of the Feast of Nirvana Around the World

February 15th marked the annual Mahayana Buddhist celebration of the Feast of Nirvana, the day on which Buddha Shakyamuni entered final nirvana. Although the day commemorates his passing away, it is not celebrated with sadness but with joy, as it celebrates the completion of his path of ending the cycle of transmigration. MORE

Shinnyo-en Annual Training: Reflect, Recharge, Refocus February 04, 2018
Tokyo, Japan

Shinnyo-en Annual Training: Reflect, Recharge, Refocus

Every January, Shinnyo-en practitioners gather at their local temples and other locations around the world for Annual Training – an opportunity to recharge by drawing fresh inspiration and to refocus on a renewed course toward achieving spiritual goals. MORE

Young Earth Activists Explore Spiritual Side of Climate Action in Bonn January 15, 2018
Bonn, Germany

Young Earth Activists Explore Spiritual Side of Climate Action in Bonn

At United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany last November, young ecologists and activists participated in The Inner Dimensions of Climate Change, a five-day retreat and dialogue. The focus of the gathering was on how a disconnection from nature may be contributing to climate change, and what it means to renew a relationship with the Earth. Shinnyo-en hosted a closing chant for the program. MORE