WHO WE ARE
How Buddhism Leads to a Life of Gratitude
BASICS OF BUDDHISM
“Buddha” literally means, “awakened one.” The path of Buddhism is the path to awakening or realization. We awaken to our true self, which is one with all beings, and all things. The historical Buddha is known as Shakyamuni Buddha, which refers to the clan of people that he belonged to in ancient India, or Gautama Buddha, which refers to his family name.
INTRO TO SHIN BUDDHISM
Shin Buddhism is a non-monastic tradition of Buddhism. The founder, Shinran, 1173-1263, was one of the first monks in the Japanese Buddhist tradition to marry and raise a family. Shin Buddhism is family-friendly, and is a path that all ages, from young to old, can participate in together. Although not well known in the west, Shin Buddhism is the largest tradition of Buddhism
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BUDDHISM
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
BUDDHISM IN YOUR LIFE
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
At Buddhist Churches of America, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Health Clinic is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Shinran Shonin: Founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
“Although my eyes, blinded by passions, do not see the brilliant light which embraces me, the Great Compassion never tires, always casting its light upon me.”