I see inclusivity, change, kindness, and community, says Tara Umemoto. I see “Namo amida butsu.”
Jeff Wilson explains how the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism emerged from the refugee experiences of its two Japanese founders.
From the archives of Buddhadharma, the late scholar and translator Taitetsu Unno defines several key terms of Shin Buddhism.
“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.
When reverend Kiyonobu Joshin Kuwahara asked himself “is my Sangha inclusive?,” he wasn’t sure of the answer. So he decided to find out.
The Buddhist Churches of America (Jodo Shinshu tradition) appointed Japanese-born Rev. Kodo Umezu as the new socho (bishop).