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August 29, 2018

“I Never Imagined There Would Be a Place Like This in the Ephemeral World We Live.”

We have received letters from our Dharma friends who have completed the training course at Gakuin, The Buddhist Academy. Let us introduce some of them. 

“I have never imagined there would...

August 29, 2018

I was born in Torigoe Village in Ishikawa Prefecture, which is well-known for the uprisings of the Ikko sect in the historical Kaga Province. The Ishiyama War was a 10-year war between the powerful warrior Oda Nobunaga and Honganji in the 16th Century. Shinran Follower...

March 28, 2018

Before I came to Los Angeles, I was often told that, in the US, it’s not a good idea to make an apology because it disadvantages you. But is this really so? Let’s examine it through a Buddhist perspective. 

I‘m a big fan of sports, and speaking of sports, many Japanese...

January 9, 2018

My parents are Shinran followers. My mother is a Buddhist lecturer and my father is a painter. He paints pictures for Shinran Centers while working as a Supportive Staff. Because my parents seek Buddhism single-mindedly, since an early age, I would do chanting every mo...

January 8, 2018

Let Us Forget the Kindness We Did

Henry enters his sister Betty’s room

Henry: Betty, I’m having trouble doing my English homework. Could you help me out? 

Betty: I’m sorry, but I’m preoccupied with my report from university which is due tomorrow. 

Henry: Don’t say that. Pl...

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October 16, 2019