Jeff Wilson explains how the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism emerged from the refugee experiences of its two Japanese founders.
An excerpt from Jeff Wilson’s new book, “Living Nembutsu: Applying Shinran’s Radically Engaged Buddhism in Life and Society” — reviewed in the Summer 2023 issue of Buddhadharma.
The goal of Shin Buddhism’s central practice, nembutsu, is not to attain buddhahood for ourselves, says Jeff Wilson, but to express gratitude for all we have received.
After the Muslim ban was instituted, Buddhist scholar and priest Jeff Wilson vowed to renounce his attendance at conferences in the USA. As a society, he says, it is imperative that we stop hiding behind borders.
Jeff Wilson reviews “Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism” by José Ignacio Cabezón.
Jodo Shinsu minister Jeff Wilson on why teaching children the dharma is genuine bodhisattva work.
What is Pure Land? Jeff Wilson answers.
James Wilson discusses how Zen Buddhism in America has shifted from a counterculture religion to a institutionalized normality.