Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rennyo

Rennyo Shonin (1415-1499) is considered the “second founder” of Shin Buddhism. Under his leadership, the Honganji branch grew in size and power, becoming a national organization with great wealth and influence. Rennyo’s success lay in conveying an attractive spiritual message … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Journey

When I was younger my religion was Catholicism. The Catholic Church inundates us with a bevy of Metaphysics by the time we are eights years old. After school I used to go to catacism class. The Nuns prepared us for … Continue reading

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The Larger Sukhavati Sutra

The Larger Sukhavativyuha is the longest of the three basic Sutras of the Pure Land School. It starts with a monk called Dharmakara, who practiced Buddhist Dharma under Tathagata Lokesvararaja. The monk made 48 great vows to save all sentient … Continue reading

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