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About Shinnyo-en

Shinnyo-en is a Buddhist denomination originally established in 1936 in Japan by Master Shinjo Ito together with his wife, Tomoji. Shinnyo-en is based on the Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra which is said to convey the essence of the final Teaching as expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha before He entered into Nirvana.

The name “Shinnyo-en” means “a place without borders where all who desire to bring forth their true nature are welcome”. Shinnyo-en is a place where all people regardless of age, gender, nationality or religious background can cultivate their innate buddha-nature, understand that all are interconnected and bring out their innate goodness in their lives.

Currently, there are almost 1 million practitioners practicing in 138 centres in 16 countries around the world and Shinnyo-en today is led by Her Holiness Shinso Ito, who is Shinjo Ito’s direct successor.