The Practices in Shinnyo Buddhism

Building on twenty-five centuries of tradition, Shinnyo Buddhism teaches laypeople how to use each day as an opportunity to connect with others and seek enlightenment.

Shinnyo Buddhists promote the values of peaceful coexistence and cooperation through the works of philanthropic foundations, and place great value on the contributions that each individual can make toward life on our planet. Everyone's spiritual journey is unique, and Shinnyo-en offers a diverse environment where we can all grow and cultivate their aspiration for enlightenment.

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.
There are two types of sesshin in Shinnyo-en. One is "structured" (uso) sesshin, which consists of brief, face-to-face guidance between specially trained spiritual guides and members. This kind of training is given only at a Shinnyo-en temple and helps members to understand themselves in light of Buddhist concepts. MORE

Regular Services

Regular Services

Rituals and ceremonies (usually referred to as "services") are mainly held within the sacred grounds of a Shinnyo-en Temple or Shinnyo Center. They also feature dharma talks by experienced Buddhist teachers that illuminate many of the complex issues of practice in today's world. Shinnyo Buddhism values tradition, but at the same time, what we learn in the temple is meant to be applied in today's society. MORE

Shinnyo Fire and Water Ceremonies

Shinnyo Fire and Water Ceremonies

Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace, About Shinnyo Fire and Water Ceremonies, Lantern Floating Hawai'i MORE

Shinnyo-en History

Shinnyo-en History

Shinnyo Buddhism continues to spread as new temples are opened and the teachings reach the hearts of many around the world. Currently, Oyasono, the head temple of Shinnyo Buddhism, is undergoing restoration and renovation for the sake of future Shinnyo Buddhists. MORE