Shinso Ito, the head of the Shinnyo-en school of Buddhism, explains the role of bells and chanting in Shinnyo practice.
For, Shinso Ito, being a good citizen comes down to how we behave in our daily interactions and personal relationships.
Young people are hungry for spirituality, yet shun religion; how can Buddhists serve these seekers without compromising their sacred traditions?
On Monday, 50,000 people will gather on Ala Moana Beach, in Hawaii, to “create a moment of collective remembrance, harmony, and international friendship.”
40,000 people gathered for Shinnyo-en’s annual lantern-floating ceremony in Honolulu on Memorial Day 2012.
Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, performed a religious Fire and Water ceremony at the Gallmann Africa Conservancy, Kenya.
The Shinnyo-en community leads thousands of people in a Lantern Floating Ceremony every Memorial Day, a remembrance of those lost.