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October 31, 2018

It has long been said that young people are estranged from Buddhism. When asked, “What is your impression of a Buddhist temple?” young people who recently became Shinran Followers replied, “It’s just another tourist site.” 

Books on the “Buddhism” shelves at bookstores...

October 30, 2018

Thank you for the lecture to us the missionaries in spite of your busy schedule. In regards to the question, “The five-fold teaching sounds like a condition. Is it not a condition for salvation?” I heard that although Amida’s salvation is unconditional, people who hear...

October 28, 2018

Master Shinranʼs 750th commemorative anniversary lecture will be held for three days on October 8 (Sat.), 9 (Sun.) and 10 (Mon.).

As we have seen what happened during Master Rennyoʼs era and in our current organizationʼs history, if Shinran followers understand the teac...

October 28, 2018

Providing the Answer to the Purpose of Life to All Human Beings

In October of last year, on the first day of the congregation to repay our debt of gratitude to Master Shinran (Ho’onko)/55th Anniversary of Jodo Shinshu Shinrankai, an international exchange meeting took p...

October 27, 2018

I visited the 2000-Tatami-Mat Hall with my parents during the three days of 750th memorial anniversary of Master Shinran. We reviewed what we had learned about Master Shinran’s Last Words.

My father used to say, “I can not be dedicated enough like Master Shinran to chan...

October 26, 2018

3 Kinds of Nembutsu Come Clear in Web Conference

We would like to introduce to you a Shinran follower from England; her name is Nichola Gant also known as Nikki.

Since I was a child, I often saw or heard how religion is used as a tool of hatred or discrimination. However...

October 25, 2018

Hideko Masuda, Hyogo prefecture

One day in July, Hideko Masuda was at one Zen Buddhism temple to transcribe a sutra. Among so many books in the big bookshelf, it was only one book that caught her attention. On the spine of the book was written “Naze Ikiru.” (in English...

October 23, 2018

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How can one be at peace with such a mind that is revealed while listening to Buddhism? Others might say what a nice and good person you are, but that cannot bring comfort to the person who sees their own thoughts. Those striving towards the lig...