Sermons on Shin Buddhism

The Noble Eightfold Path for Shin Buddhists

The Buddhist Faith Fellowship stresses daily practice as the best skilful means to transform our muddy ice of delusions and suffering into the clear water of enlightenment.  Below is its condensed and adapted version of the Noble Eightfold Path first taught by the historical Buddha Shakyamuni over 2, 600 years ago. This North American Shin Buddhist…

Shinran Shonin: The Humble Reformer

Early Years Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) was the founder of Shin Buddhism. He was born at the close of the Heian period, when political power was passing from the imperial court into the hands of warrior clans. It was during this era when the old order was crumbling, however, that Japanese Buddhism, which had been declining into…