History of the Hongwanji

History of the Hongwanji. The Jodo Shinshu Buddhist path was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173-1263) during the Kamakura period, and in several centuries grew into one of the largest and most influential schools of Buddhism in Japan, a position it maintains today.

“Our Pledge” from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha

Message on ‘Our Pledge’by OHTANI Kojun, MonshuJodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha “Thank you for attending the perpetual memorial and autumn service at Hongwanji today. This annual service…

Online Fellowship

Online Services & Fellowship

For public safety during the corona-virus pandemic of 2020, many Jodo Shinshu Temples/Churches have had to close their doors to the general public and have…

Violence and Nonviolence in Shinran by Dennis Hirota

This article examines the Pure Land Buddhist thinker Shinran (1173–1263), from whose teachings the Shin Buddhist tradition emerged. Shinran’s ideas provide an alternative model for considering moral judgments and issues related to violence.

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