In Nichiren Shu Buddhism, the gohonzon is a calligraphic scroll that can guide Buddhist practitioners toward enlightenment.
It’s an expression of oneness — with the Buddha, with the sangha, with the cosmos itself. Mark Unno teaches you how to let go into the flow of chanting.
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Along with Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Shoshu, Nichiren Shu is one of the largest sects of the Nichiren school of Buddhism. A Nichiren Shu priest explains the tradition’s roots, practices, and basic teachings.
“The path is easy”, it is said of Shin Buddhism, “but few are those who take it.” The late Taitetsu Unno explores the history of Jodo Shinshu and its core practice of reciting the Name of Amida Buddha.
Shinso Ito, the head of the Shinnyo-en school of Buddhism, explains the role of bells and chanting in Shinnyo practice.
Electronic malas will track mantra recitations in a phone app, tallying “merit” that can be shared on social media.
Sylvia Boorstein arrives at the airport to find her flight is delayed. What better place to work with one’s mind?
Buddhist researchers from the University of Hong Kong have published findings that suggest religious chanting can reduce stress.
I’ve been invited to a Buddhist center. I want to go, but I worry that the chanting aspect of it might weird me out.