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Larger Sutra Mandala (JPEG, 33KB)
A Japanese Mandala painting based on Larger Sutra on Buddha Amida. This Mandala is protected by a society founded by Prof. Inagaki of Ryukoku University in Kyoto, if you are interested to join this society, please contact me.
Contemplation Sutra Mandala (JPEG, 36KB)
A Japanese Mandala painting based on the Sutra on Contemplation of Buddha Amida.This Mandala is protected by a society founded by Prof. Inagaki of Ryukoku University in Kyoto, if you are interested to join this society, please contact me.
Amida Buddha Mandala (JPEG, 37KB)
A Japanese Mandala painting based on the Sutra on Buddha Amida.This Mandala is protected by a society founded by Prof. Inagaki of Ryukoku University in Kyoto, if you are interested to join this society, please contact me.
Byodo Temple. A nice view of the Byodo Temple (GIF 28KB) Garden in Byodo Temple. Garden with rocks and stones (GIF 16KB) Ceiling of the Byodo Temple. (GIF 14KB) Kannon Boddhisatva Statue in Byodo Temple. (GIF 7KB) Buddha Image in Byodo Temple. (GIF 14KB) Temple in Hieizan. Typical entrance of a Temple in Mount Hieizan (GIF 13KB) Entrance of the Chion Temple. Main temple for the Jodo School (GIF 12KB) Sutra Pavillion of the Chion Temple. (GIF 15KB) Entrance of the Otani Maoseleum. Place where Shinran is (probably?) buried (GIF 14KB) Shinran Statue. Statue located in Nishi Otani Maoseleum (GIF 30KB) Nishi Honganji's Hondo (GIF 6KB) Nishi Honganji from the left side (GIF 14KB) Nishi Honganji from the right side (GIF 16KB)
The purpose and mission of this publication is to share information concerning Shin Buddhist Tradition and Pure Land Buddhism as it is presently practiced and interpreted by Shin communities in the West and Japan. Research materials will be made available and questions from respondents will be entertained.
Shin Buddhism was initiated by Shinran (1173-1263) in Japan. His teaching was based in the Pure Land tradition as a successor to Honen (1133-1212). Shinran developed the teaching by maintaining that faith, endowed by Amida Buddha, assured enlightentment. All religious practices, particularly the recitation of the name of the Buddha, expressed gratitude rather than achieved purification. The institutions which evolved from his teaching are called Jodo Shinshu (True teaching/sect of the Pure Land [tradition]). The Nishi (West) Honganji and Higashi (East) Honganji are the largest bodies in this tradition.
Buddhist Church of Sacramento 〈Sacramento, CA〉
Enmanji SANGHA Online 〈Sebastopol, CA〉
Placer County Buddhist Church 〈Penryn, CA〉
San Jose Betsuin 〈San Jose, CA〉
正見寺 Vista Buddhist Temple 〈Vista, CA〉
Shin Buddhist Resource Center 〈Berkeley, California〉
The Institute of Buddhist Studies 〈Mountain View, California〉
Ogden Buddhist Church 〈Ogden, Utah〉
Shin Dharma Net 〈Hawaii〉
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 〈Hawaii〉
Dharma Ohana 〈Hawaii〉
Lahaina Hongwanji Mission 〈Hawaii〉
Aiea Hongwanji Mission 〈Hawaii〉