Buddhism is the teaching of awareness leading to enlightment (Awakening). By following the Eightfold path and Nembutsu, we can be free of delusions and gain insight into Nirvana.

The teachings were introduced in India 2500 years ago by Shakyamuni Buddha (565-486 BC).

The Jodo Shinshu (True Pure Land) sect of Buddhism is based on Shinran Shonin's (1173-1263 AD) religious experience as the Way of Nembutsu.

Ten Schools Of Shinshu
  • Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha
  • Shinshu Otani-ha
  • Shinshu Takada-ha
  • Shinshu Bukkoji-ha
  • Shinshu Kosho-ha
  • Shinshu Kibe-ha
  • Shinshu Izumoji-ha
  • Shinshu Joshoji-ha
  • Shinshu Sammanto-ha
  • Shinshu Yamamoto-ha

  • There are no marked doctrinal differences between the schools. The teachings of Shinran are the essence of each sect.

    The Berkeley Buddhist Temple and the majority of Shinshu churches in the United States are members of Jodo Shinshu (Nishi) Hongwanji-ha. shinran
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    Buddhist Churches Of America
    Jodo Shinshu Center
    Institute Of Buddhist Studies
    Center For Buddhist Education
    BCA Bookstore
    Nishi Hongwanji