Rev. Jon Turner

Rev. Jon Turner is the lead minister at, which shares authentic and contemporary Shin Buddhist teachings and practices for everyday life, and a Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim, California. Formerly a high school athlete, math major at UCLA, and computer programmer, Rev. Turner discovered Buddhism mid-life which changed the course of his life. He earned a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in 2010 and was ordained as a Shin Buddhist Minister at the Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan, in 2012. His free time is spent doing yoga with his wife, Linda, and enjoying their children, grandchildren, and dogs.

Recent Articles

How Shinran, Founder of Shin Buddhism, Went Beyond the Self

Rev. Jon Turner on how Shinran Shonin was able to gain insight into the true nature of reality, awakening.