Promote the values of peaceful coexistence and cooperation through the works of philanthropic foundations, and places great value on the contributions that each individual can make toward life on our planet.
Founded in 1936 by Master Shinjo Ito, who began his training at the Daigoji monastery in Kyoto, Japan, a major center of studies and ritualistic practice in Shingon Buddhism, founded in the 9th century CE. Shinnyo-en became an independent denomination in the 1940's and provides Buddhist trainings for clergy and lay people adapted to a contemporary life. After Master Shinjo's passing in 1989 Master Shinso Ito followed him as Head of Shinnyo-en.
- Fire and Water Ceremonies
Shinnyo-en has conducted its fire and water ceremonies for the public and interfaith gatherings all over the world - from Japan to Taiwan to Kenya to France to England to the United States
- Interfaith Dialogues
Each year, Shinnyo-en hosts interfaith dialogues among leaders of differing faiths. Most recently in September 2012, Shinnyo-en hosted and convened, in partnership with the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW), a conclave of religious and spiritual leaders to consider how the emergent popular interest in contemplative practices can be channeled into more effective engagement for relief of suffering in the world and towards building unity and affirming diversity
- Participation in Spiritual Events Worldwide
Shinnyo-en continues to participate in significant spiritual events around the world. For example, in May 2012, Shinnyo-en's Senior Bishop, the Venerable Mitsuo Nagatsuka, represented Shinnyo-en at the 9th International Buddhist Conference, observed on Vesak Day, as organized by the United Nations and Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Japan - Taiwan, China - Kenya - France - UK - Germany - Peru - USA - Japan - Kenya - Thailand - India - Singapore - Belgium - UK - France - Germany - Italy - USA - Japan - Thailand - China - UK - France - Germany - Italy - USA